New England News
4:21 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

West Springfield Hard Rock Casino Referendum Is Tuesday

:  Voters in West Springfield, Massachusetts will decide Tuesday whether to allow a Hard Rock casino on the Big E fairgrounds.

Credit Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

   Hard Rock officials say a series of public forums has helped swayed public opinion in favor of the $800 million casino development.  Therese Tease said she was against the casino at first ,but now will vote yes

   Nathan Bech leads a group opposed to the casino. They’ve staged rallies and also done some door-to-door campaigning

   If voters give the thumbs up, Hard Rock will compete will MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.