MGM officials were grilled Thursday in Springfield by state gambling regulators, over their proposal to eliminate a 25-story glass hotel tower from their casino plan.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday is slated to formally award licenses to MGM for a Springfield casino and Wynn Resorts for one in Everett.
Researchers say a study on the impact of casinos in Massachusetts is the first of its kind because they are collecting data now, before any casinos open in the state.
Leominster’s proposed slots parlor narrowly lost to a proposed slots casino in Plainville. Two of the five commissioners on the state gaming board supported the proposal in the north-central Massachusetts city.
Wynn Resorts cleared another hurdle Monday in its bid for the sole eastern Massachusetts casino license.