MGM Springfield goes before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to present design changes to its casino plan today. The most visible change is the elimination of a 25-story hotel tower.
Springfield and MGM have reached a deal which would push back the opening of the downtown casino by 6 months to September 2018.. Both sides say the delay is necessary to avoid problems from the Interstate 91 viaduct construction.
MGM’s lawyer, Seth Stratton, says the company wants money back if surrounding community dollar amounts end up being too high.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is demanding that the head of the state gaming commission recuse himself from the vote over an eastern Massachusetts casino.
A decision is expected in May and MGM is the only remaining applicant for the casino license reserved for western Massachusetts. But the commission has the option of starting the process all over again.
Penn National casino company has a month to pay the $25 million license fee. That’s quite a price tag given a proposed ballot question seeks to roll back Massachusetts’ casino law.
Holyoke, Massachusetts Mayor Alex Morse’s announcement that he would consider a casino development in the city adds another player to the competition for the siting of a casino in western Massachus