An author of the law that legalized casinos in Massachusetts says Springfield is in a unique situation with multiple companies competing for development rights. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.
State Senator Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst acknowledges that no one involved in drafting the state’s casino law, envisioned there would be so much interest in Springfield.
Four national casino operators are proposing projects in Springfield. The mayor , earlier this week announced a selection process that will culminate with a voter referendum in April on one or more projects. The state gaming commission has the final say on issuing casino licenses. Only one license can be issued in western Massachusetts.