The Massachusetts Gaming Commission clashed with Springfield city officials Tuesday over the city’s proposed casino selection competition. The state and local timetables that would lead to the launch of a resort casino development in western Massachusetts remain at odds. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The city of Springfield Massachusetts put its casino competition on hold Wednesday. The move came one day after the state’s top gambling industry regulators raised questions about the city’s casino selection process. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The city of Springfield finds itself the center of intense competition for the lone casino license that will be issued in western Massachusetts. Questions are being raised about the casino selection process city officials are about to undertake. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
The mayor of Springfield Massachusetts has outlined a process he intends to follow to evaluate competing proposals from casino operators anxious to build high end gaming, entertainment and hotel complexes in the city. It’s a process that will lead to a binding voter referendum this Spring. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Casino mega-corporation MGM Resorts International announced an $800 million proposal to develop a 10-acre hotel and gambling center in downtown Springfield. The announcement is the second company to propose a gambling facility for the Western Massachusetts city this week. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
MGM’s proposal would cost $800 million dollars and focus on developing Springfield’s downtown with a 25-floor, 250 room hotel, retail stores, restaurants, and an 89,000 square foot gambling space.
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...
The five member Massachusetts Gaming Commission held a forum Wednesday in western Massachusetts. It’s the area of the state where competition for a lucrative casino license appears to be most keen.. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The chairman of the powerful gaming commission, Stephen Crosby said the apparent level of interest in western Massachusetts by major casino operators is proof the state’s new casino law is working as intended.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will give final approval today to a formal casino agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The compact gives Massachusetts a lucrative cut of casino revenues and commits the state to help overcome the obstacles that could prevent construction of what would be the state’s first Native American resort casino. 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.