The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be in western Massachusetts on Monday for a public hearing on MGM’s casino project in Springfield.
The hearing that will take place at the West Springfield Middle School is one of two that will be held in the region as the gaming commission moves closer to awarding a license to develop and operate a resort casino. MGM is the only applicant in western Massachusetts. The hearing will afford casino opponents, like Ted Steger, a chance to make a case against MGM’s project.
" They ( gaming commissioners) have not been hearing this. They've been in a bubble speaking to the casinos, so this is an opportunity for the citizens and an outside voice to get to the gaming commission."
Steger criticized the commission for giving just a week’s advance notice of the hearing.