downtown casinos http://wamc.org en 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