New England News
4:16 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Springfield Mayor Names Casino Advisory Committee

Officials in Springfield Massachusetts have announced a December 14 deadline for three  casino operators to submit detailed proposals about their projects.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

Credit City of Springfield

    In addition to revealing the timetable for the next phase of the city’s casino selection process, Mayor Domenic Sarno Thursday named a six member committee to advise him on casino decisions.

   The advisory committee includes a retired state trial court judge, a managing director at a financial services firm, and a former official with the Connecticut Dept of Labor.  Ameristar, MGM and Penn  National are competing for development rights in Springfield with projects that are each worth more than $800 million.