The two companies competing to build a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts have affirmed local hiring goals.
Penn National Gaming says its goal is to hire 90 percent of its workforce from the city of Springfield. MGM Resorts said 35 percent of its employees would be city residents, and 90 percent would live in the Greater Springfield area. William Ward, held of the Hampden Regional Employment Board said the agency will work with whichever company gets the casino license
A consortium of community colleges plans to offer casino job training courses..
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno plans to begin negotiations today with the two casino companies competing for development rights. Top executives from MGM Resorts and Penn National Gaming gave assurances at a public forum on Monday that their projects will not cause monumental traffic problems.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said he appreciates that two world class developers are each prepared to invest up to $1 billion dollars for economic development in downtown Springfield.
Mohegan Sun officials continue to keep most details of their western Massachusetts casino project close to the vest. Top officials from the gaming company addressed a public meeting Monday night in Palmer attended by about 200 people.
Officials with Mohegan Sun addressed a meeting of 200 town officials and residents in Palmer Monday night about plans for a resort casino in the rural western Massachusetts town. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports
One of the gaming industry heavyweights looking to build a resort casino in western Massachusetts is expected to reveal more details about its project tonight at an eagerly anticipated public meeting.
Mohegan Sun officials are expected to reveal changes to their original plans for a $600 million resort casino development in Palmer to address the competition that has sprung up in the last year for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts. The meeting is scheduled for 7PM at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School.
Officials in Springfield Massachusetts are hoping to wrap up negotiations with would-be casino developers in time for a voter referendum to coincide with the June 25 special election for US Senate. City officials are also considering how to spend the financial windfall they hope a casino brings.
A long shot bid by the city of Chicopee to get into the casino competition in Massachusetts has failed. But, the city’s mayor says Chicopee does not need casino money to survive
Two developers that had looked into the possibility of a casino project in Chicopee informed Massachusetts gaming industry regulators Tuesday they will compete instead for a license to operate a slots parlor. Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette had spoken with officials from both Rush Street Gaming and the Cordish Companies about converting a former mill in Chicopee Center into a casino.