The announcement by casino operator Ameristar that it is dropping out of the competition for a gambling license in Massachusetts has been greeted by disappointment in Springfield. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The announcement late Friday by Ameristar came just five weeks after the company’s CEO Gordy Kanofsky, speaking to 200 invited guests inside a large white tent on a former industrial site, boasted about the plans to build a nearly $1 billion dollar resort casino on the property.
Nevada based gaming company Ameristar has unveiled renderings and announced details about the resort casino it hopes to build in Springfield Massachusetts. It is one of three companies competing for casino development rights in Springfield. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
A top official with a Nevada based gaming company says a proposed casino in Springfield Massachusetts would be the largest gambling facility it currently operates. But officials with Ameristar offered only a broad description of its plans for a Springfield casino during a presentation to a city council ad-hoc casino committee. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
A special committee of the Springfield City Council appointed to weigh casino development proposals is going to hear today for the first time from a casino operator. Springfield has become the focus of several major gaming companies competing for the lone casino license that will be issued in western Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
A Nevada based gaming company says it is ready to build a casino on a former industrial site in Springfield Massachusetts. The company says it has come up with a plan to address traffic concerns about the project, but it faces competition for a casino license. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is being urged by some to speed up its work to shorten the expected time table for issuing up to three licenses to build resort casinos. An casino-sitting advisory committee has been created in Springfield, as officials there pursue a casino development. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.