New England News
6:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

City Council To Begin Review Of Springfield MGM Casino Deal

The city council in Springfield Massachusetts will get its first opportunity on Monday to review a casino development deal with MGM Resorts International. 

Springfield MGM President Bill Hornbuckle,on left, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno sign the host community agreement on May 1,2013
Credit WAMC

   The agreement signed by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and MGM Springfield President Bill Hornbuckle will be formally transmitted on Monday to the city council for an up or down vote. Council approval is needed for the agreement to be put to  a  citywide voter referendum. City Council President James Ferrera said the council won’t drag its feet

   The head of an anti-casino group hopes to persuade the council to wait until November to hold the voter referendum