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8:07 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Gaming Regulators To Hold Public Hearing On MGM Springfield Casino

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 7:39 pm

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is meeting in Springfield Wednesday to listen to public comments for the last time on MGM’s casino project.

The commission continued a public hearing from April 1st  to give people a chance to comment on the recent arbitration awards to Longmeadow and West Springfield to help  the surrounding communities mitigate the casino’s impacts on traffic and public safety.   West Springfield Mayor Ed Sullivan believes his community, where voters rejected a casino proposed by Hard Rock, can benefit from the MGM casino in downtown Springfield.

" We are looking forward to working with them ( MGM) and other businesses that might come into the region as a result of the casino development."

MGM is the only applicant for the lone western Massachusetts casino license, which the gaming commission expects to award on June 13

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