Construction is about to begin for what likely will be the first full-scale resort casino to open in Massachusetts.
MGM executives have outlined their construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in downtown Springfield.
In a rarely used strategy to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts regulators may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines.
Gambling money will begin flowing into local government coffers in earnest now that the state’s casino law survived an Election Day repeal effort
MGM Resorts International has paid Massachusetts a required $85 million gambling licensing fee for its $800 million Springfield resort casino on Monday, state gambling regulators announced.
Anti-casino activists are calling for a debate with lawmakers and casino executives.
State gambling officials have voted unanimously to award the state’s first casino license to MGM Springfield, pending acceptance by the Las Vegas-based casino giant of a number of proposed terms and conditions.
Companies looking to win a Massachusetts casino license say the state needs to change how it taxes winnings to avoid discouraging gamblers and cutting the state’s and casino’s take.
Three companies seeking state licenses to build resort casinos in Massachusetts have filed final applications with the state gaming commission.
The state’s gambling commission has cleared the way for MGM Resorts to pursue a casino in Springfield.