Penn National Gaming http://wamc.org en Harness Racetrack Gets Nod For First Massachusetts Casino http://wamc.org/post/harness-racetrack-gets-nod-first-massachusetts-casino <p>A harness racing track has been chosen by Massachusetts gambling regulators as the site of the state’s first casino.&nbsp; If all goes according to schedule, the casino that will have up to 1,250 slot machines, but no table games, will open just over a year from now.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 84857 at http://wamc.org Harness Racetrack Gets Nod For First Massachusetts Casino I-91 upgrade seen affecting western Mass. casino http://wamc.org/post/i-91-upgrade-seen-affecting-western-mass-casino <p>A planned overhaul of an elevated section of Interstate 91 in Springfield Massachusetts is raising questions about access to two proposed downtown casinos.</p><p>MGM is planning an estimated $800 million downtown casino that would front the highway. Penn National Gaming, which is planning an $807 million casino, estimates that 40 percent of its traffic would come from the elevated section of I- 91.</p><p>The Republican reports that Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said traffic plans will be a major factor when awarding licenses.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:51:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61136 at http://wamc.org I-91 upgrade seen affecting western Mass. casino Casino Operators Say They'll Draw Big Crowds Without Big Traffic Problems http://wamc.org/post/casino-operators-say-theyll-draw-big-crowds-without-big-traffic-problems <p>Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno plans to begin negotiations today with the two casino companies competing for development rights.&nbsp; Top executives from MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming gave assurances at a public forum on Monday that their projects will not cause monumental traffic problems.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said he appreciates that two world class developers are each prepared to invest up to $1 billion dollars&nbsp; for economic development in downtown Springfield.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:19:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 59652 at http://wamc.org Casino Operators Say They'll Draw Big Crowds Without Big Traffic Problems