MGM Springfield has announced partnerships with two local institutions and revealed a major retail tenant for the $960 million resort casino that is scheduled to open in western Massachusetts next fall.
A Massachusetts anti-poverty group is calling for establishing a housing task force in the state’s third-largest city. As the Springfield City Council heard that request, it voted to give MGM more time to build housing as part of the downtown casino project.
In the latest round of grant awards, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has authorized spending almost $2 million from a fund established to help offset costs related to the construction of the state’s two large resort casinos. The Wynn casino under construction outside Boston and the MGM casino that is being built in downtown Springfield are impacting traffic and parking.
A tentative agreement is in place between officials in Springfield, Massachusetts and MGM to have the casino operator invest in a long-stalled downtown development project. But it means MGM’s pledge to build housing as part of its $950 million resort casino development will be further delayed.
A bill to allow construction of a third tribal casino in Connecticut cleared the legislature early this morning meaning the yet-to-open MGM Springfield casino could face a competitor just a few miles away down Interstate 91.
Massachusetts casino industry regulators will be asked to help pay to build a new studio for Springfield’s public access cable television. It is the latest request to tap a fund established to mitigate problems arising from the construction of resort casinos in the Bay State.
The first casino under construction in western Massachusetts remains on pace to open as scheduled before the end of next year. But, by then, the MGM Springfield casino may be facing a different competitive landscape.
The General Assembly's fiscal office is predicting Connecticut could lose $68.3 million in revenue once MGM Resorts International's planned casino opens in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, in the fall of 2018.
MGM Resorts International has fired another shot in the border war to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts casino industry regulators have approved payments to offset some harm that has been caused as a result of construction work that is under way on the $950 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield.
With the MGM Springfield casino a little more than two years away from opening its doors, programs are being set up to train the local workforce in western Massachusetts to fill the thousands of new jobs at the resort casino.
MGM Resorts International has suffered a setback in a bid to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the Las Vegas-based company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.