Massachusetts is less than a year away from opening its first full-scale resort casino.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said the opening date for the MGM Springfield casino is expected to be September 8, 2018.
Construction continues on schedule for the $950 million casino, hotel, and retail complex in downtown Springfield.
Street paving, sidewalk repairs, and other downtown improvements are planned in advance of the casino’s opening date, according to Mayor Domenic Sarno.
" We are going to make ( downtown) clean and safe and aesthetically pleasing," said Sarno.
The state’s other licensed resort casino, the Wynn Boston Harbor Casino is expected to open in 2019.