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Last week, state lawmakers decided to allow some people with criminal records to work in casinos. The head of MGM Springfield said the company is "very excited" by the change. 

The MGM resort casino, under construction in Springfield.
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Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a measure that would make it easier for people with criminal histories to work at casinos in the state, including MGM Springfield, which is scheduled to open next year.