Baker says he will vote against repeal but if it does pass and he becomes governor, he would then file a bill with the Legislature “to put the Springfield casino back on the map.”
The hearing is about what’s called “surrounding community status.” It means a town or city would be impacted by a Springfield casino, and the casino operator – MGM – has to pay up.
Executives with casino developer MGM Resorts joined Mayor Domenic Sarno today [Wednesday] to kick off their referendum campaign for a casino in Springfield.
A plan to hold a casino referendum in Springfield on the same day as the June 25th Special Election to fill Massachusetts’ vacant US Senate seat is going by the wayside.
The public will get a chance tomorrow [Tuesday] to hear and see plans by the two prospective gambling operators vying to develop a casino resort in Springfield.
As Springfield officials continue their plan to select one or more bidders to develop a possible casino in the city, a new group has organized to oppose the effort.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has unveiled his plan for screening and selecting a potential resort casino for the city.
Another casino developer has jumped into the fray to obtain the sole gambling license for Western Massachusetts.
In their effort to garner support from local residents, developers of a proposed casino in Springfield have unveiled a road plan off Interstate 291 they say should ease traffic concerns.