Massachusetts casino regulators are weighing a request from MGM to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the gambling floor of the soon-to-open Springfield casino.
MGM wants to take advantage of a recent change in state law that allows casinos to seek permission to continue serving alcohol for two hours after the last call at other drinking establishments, typically 2 a.m. – but only on the gaming floor to active gamblers, according to MGM Springfield General Manager Alex Dixon.
" Out business is open 24-hours, so we expect people to be there 24-hours, but only if they are actively gaming will thee be able to consume ( alcohol) after that 2 a.m. time," said Dixon.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is asking for public comment on MGM’s request. A vote on it by the commission is expected on June 21st.