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Mon December 30, 2013

MGM Submits Final Massachusetts Casino Application

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 4:26 pm

Casino developers in Massachusetts face a Tuesday deadline to submit final applications to state regulators

MGM Resorts filed a final license application Monday with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  The company said the more than 7,000-page application laid out in detail plans for an $800 million resort casino project in downtown Springfield.  The gaming commission is expected to make the application public in a few weeks. Public hearings on the project will be scheduled in Boston and Springfield.  The city’s chief development officer Kevin Kennedy said everything points to a final licensing decision by late May

"I think we are on the correct path, so I think we are going to be ok."

MGM is the only applicant for a casino license in western Massachusetts.  Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun are competing for the lone Greater Boston license.

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