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To guard against cheating at MGM Springfield, Massachusetts calls in 'The Hitman'

When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was training its agents in how to look out for cheats as MGM Springfield readies to open, the agency knew they needed to bring in a hitman. They tapped Sal "The Hitman" Piacente, a consultant who has spent nearly 40 years in the casino industry, using his memory skills and quick hands to demonstrate the thinking and moves of cheaters.

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8/13/2018

article MGM Springfield making sure everything is ready for grand opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will open in less than two weeks. Mike Mathis, president, and chief operating officer told 22News on Monday that the nearly billion-...
article MGM Springfield reveals 'The Loop' bus service to bring casino patrons to city attractions (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, the PVTA and the city unveiled The Loop Monday at a news conference with U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal at the renovated Union Station as...
article No smoking allowed inside MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM Springfield’s opening day gets closer, the casino has announced more of what you can do inside and what you can't. Spokesman Saverio...

8/12/2018

article Springfield officials planning distribution of casino funding
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Springfield will receive millions of dollars in tax revenue from MGM Springfield. State Representative Bud Williams' proposal is...

8/11/2018

article MGM Resorts Tacks on Mandatory 20 Percent Spa Service Charge, as Las Vegas Operators Continue Rubbing Guests Wrong Way
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts is no longer leaving spa tipping decisions up to patrons. Guests who wish to receive spa services will soon be forced to pay a 20 percent...
article MGM Springfield hosts M life Rewards party
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield kicked off it's weekend long "M Life Rewards" party at the MassMutual Center Saturday morning. On August 11 and 12, MGM...

8/9/2018

article A Guide To Dining And Drinking At MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Celebrity chefs, fine steaks, locally inspired seafood and a variety of fast-casual options are among the culinary highlights at MGM Springfield...

8/8/2018

article 600-pound golden lion takes his place at soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- With just a little over two weeks until MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its new $960 million casino, the company's mascot has taken...
article More parking spaces expected downtown after MGM Springfield construction
(Massachusetts) -- From construction to fighting traffic, finding a parking spot in downtown Springfield can be nearly impossible. Springfield parking authority interim...

8/7/2018

article Leo, the 600-pound lion, takes his place at soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- With just a little over two weeks until MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its new $960 million casino, the company's mascot has taken...

8/6/2018

article MGM Springfield shops local: Massachusetts businesses land contracts with casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chefs uniforms from MGM Springfield are starting to show up at Park Cleaners with stains. The $960 million resort casino in the South End is...
article MGM Springfield's statistics on hiring and diversity continue to impress Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Friday that he and other members are "thrilled" by MGM Springfield's track...

8/5/2018

article MGM announces roadside work in West Springfield, Agawam
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield said roadside work planned in West Springfield and Agawam during the week of Aug. 6 will impact traffic. The work is part of MGM...

8/4/2018

article Another roll of the dice
(Massachusetts) -- The crowded Northeast gambling industry will gain a new player in less than three weeks, as one of two large casinos under construction in...

8/3/2018

article MGM Nears Completion On $960M Casino; Opening Set For Aug. 24
(Massachusetts) -- Outwardly, MGM Springfield looks near completion. Scaffolding is coming down, and people are working in the corporate office building on the property...
article MGM Springfield announces nightlife venues, unique drinks
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has a cocktail program featuring modern mixology combined with the history of downtown Springfield. Of the bars on the property, one...
article MGM Springfield: The New Casino By The Numbers
(Connecticut) -- In just a few weeks, MGM Springfield is set to be open for business. The casino and entertainment complex already employs more than a thousand people...

8/2/2018

article Massachusetts Regulators Approve MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts regulators on Thursday approved MGM Springfield, officially launching the nearly $1 billion downtown casino and entertainment complex as...
article MGM Details Opening Plans For Springfield Casino To Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators met in Springfield Thursday for the final time before the opening in 22 days of the state’s first resort casino...
article MGM Springfield gets advance approvals to open from Massachusetts Gaming Commission after glowing progress reports
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, after hearing glowing reports about MGM Springfield's casino project, including the quality of its work and...

8/1/2018

article MGM Springfield touts year-round events ahead of opening
(Massachusetts) -- Officials at a soon-to-open Massachusetts casino resort say there will be year-round entertainment and activities at the $960 million resort. MGM...

7/27/2018

article Massachusetts regulator shelves $677M Brockton casino talks – for now
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has put talks on the proposed $700 million casino in Brockton, Massachusetts on hold as the state prepares...

7/26/2018

article Mass. Gaming Commission holds off on reconsidering Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which rejected a proposed $700 million casino in Brockton more than two years ago, held off on a request for...

7/23/2018

article MGM Springfield Ready To Roar In New Advertising Campaign
(Massachusetts) -- The grand opening of MGM Springfield — a $960 million casino and entertainment complex — is now just a month away, and the gambling giant...
article MGM Springfield: Casino on course to meet set hiring goals
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they are well on course with the hiring of 3,000 casino employees...

7/20/2018

article MGM Springfield Optimistic It'll Hit Diversity Hiring Goals — But It's Not There Yet
(Massachusetts) -- MGM officials told Massachusetts gambling regulators Thursday that the company is on pace to hire 3,000 employees before it opens its Springfield...

7/19/2018

article As casino opening looms, MGM Springfield on course to meet hiring goals for diversity, Springfield residents
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they are well on course with the hiring of 3,000 casino employees...

7/16/2018

article As MGM Springfield prepares to open, sister casino in Maryland grows with $48 million expansion
(Massachusetts) -- While MGM Springfield is a month away from opening its $960 resort casino here, its sister casino in Maryland formally opened its $48 million...
article With a month to go before opening, here's what MGM Springfield casino looks like
(Minnesota) -- New sidewalks, curbing, street paving and landscaping are all happening around the MGM Springfield project. And inside the walls, finishing touches and...

7/14/2018

article MGM Springfield plugs sister properties in naming its event space, meeting rooms (photos)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, in promoting its array of meeting spaces and ballrooms at its soon-to-open $960 million resort casino, has chosen names for the rooms...

7/11/2018

article MGM casino in Mass. to open Aug. 24
(Massachusetts) -- The casino competition will be heating up next month. MGM Springfield will host its grand opening on Aug. 24.
article Police Metro Unit Substation opens in Springfield near MGM
(Massachusetts) -- Today we are getting our first look at how Springfield police plan to keep the downtown area safe around the new MGM Springfield, which opens next...

7/10/2018

article To guard against cheating at MGM Springfield, Massachusetts calls in 'The Hitman'
(Massachusetts) -- When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was training its agents in how to look out for cheats as MGM Springfield readies to open, the agency knew...

7/9/2018

article Massachusetts casino to have free parking
(Massachusetts) -- The nearly $1 billion casino opening in Massachusetts next month will have free parking. A spokesman for MGM Springfield tells The Republican...
article MGM Springfield reveals that new 3,400 space parking garage will be free to patrons and the public
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield parking garage, nearing completion in the downtown-South End area, will be free of charge to casino patrons and the general public...
article MGM Will Offer Free Parking For All In Downtown Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The casino opening in Massachusetts next month will have free parking for both patrons and the general public. In response to a question from the...

7/8/2018

article MGM Springfield issues traffic advisory, roadway construction plans for weeks of July 9 and 16
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has issued a roadway construction and traffic advisory for the weeks of July 9 and 16, in and around the downtown area and in West...

7/2/2018

article MGM Springfield begins accepting hotel reservations as casino set to open Aug. 24
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield marked another milestone on Monday, announcing that it is now accepting reservations for its rooms and suites at the $960 million...

7/1/2018

article MGM says casino's art to draw on Springfield's rich history
(Massachusetts) -- A company's planned Massachusetts casino will have an art flair. MGM's planned Springfield casino will showcase artwork inspired by the region...

6/24/2018

article Here's what MGM Springfield looks like with just a couple months to go before opening (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- New sidewalks, curbing, street paving and landscaping are all happening around the MGM Springfield project. And inside the walls, finishing touches...

6/22/2018

article Massachusetts Ballot Questions In Question, And A Late Last Call At The Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Several Massachusetts ballot questions may have fallen by the wayside this week after action by the Supreme Judicial Court and state lawmakers. The...

6/21/2018

article MGM Springfield Allowed 4 a.m. Last Call
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators gave MGM Springfield the go-ahead to serve alcohol until 4 a.m., two hours later than other establishments in the...
article MGM Springfield gets the green light to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Thursday to allow MGM Springfield to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the casino floor. By a 4-1 vote, the...
article State Allows MGM Casino to Serve Alcohol Until 4 A.m.
(Massachusetts) -- Gamblers at MGM Springfield will be able to drink alcohol until 4 a.m. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday approved extending alcohol...
article MGM Springfield reveals Regal Cinemas will run luxury movie theater at its $960 million casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield announced Thursday that it has chosen Regal Cinemas to operate the movie theater complex that is part of the company's $960...

6/18/2018

article MGM Springfield Massachusetts Poker Players Face Road Blocks, Poker Room Itself Faces Serious Competition
(Massachusetts) -- The 20-table poker room going up at the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is two months away from unveiling, and area poker players are undoubtedly...

6/15/2018

article MGM Springfield, city officials prepare for deluge of casino visitors, traffic in opening week
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives of MGM Springfield and the city said Friday they are discussing ways to cope with the potential record numbers of people and traffic...

6/13/2018

article Residents express traffic concerns ahead of MGM Springfield opening
(Massachusetts) -- With less than 70 days until MGM Springfield opens, there are still some concerns about the increased traffic that will come with it. On Wednesday...

6/10/2018

article On MGM Springfield's casino floor, these people will be the eyes and ears of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Just one chip a day. Whether you drop it down the cuff of your pant leg or a friendly dealer pretends to move your coffee cup away from the green felt...
article MGM Resorts buys NY casino-racetrack complex for $850M
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International is taking a bite out of the Big Apple’s gambling pie. The Las Vegas casino operator is teaming up with its real estate arm...

6/9/2018

article Gov. Charlie Baker says he thinks 'people are going to be blown away' by MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Although MGM Springfield is still months away from opening, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he believes people are going to be "blown away...

6/7/2018

article MGM Springfield reveals what hotel lobby and suites will look like
(Massachusetts) -- When the $960 million MGM Springfield opens just 11 weeks from now, its 1,600-square foot Presidential Suite will include a chandelier with many hats...

6/6/2018

article Restaurants Oppose Later Hours For Alcohol At MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The first resort casino in Massachusetts, scheduled to open this summer in Springfield, wants to serve alcohol into the wee hours of the morning. The...

6/5/2018

article Restaurants oppose late hours for alcohol at Mass. casinos
(Massachusetts) -- The two resort casinos that will open soon in Massachusetts want the party to go all night long. And the restaurant industry wants to cut them off....

5/29/2018

article MGM’s ‘First-gen’ Employees Were There at the Start
(Massachusetts) -- As the final, final countdown begins for MGM Springfield, the opening of the nearly $1 billion project offers a different level of poignancy for a...

5/26/2018

article Gaming Commission Considering MGM Springfield's Request To Serve Alcohol Past 'Last Call'
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators are weighing a request from MGM to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the gambling floor of the soon-to-open Springfield...

5/24/2018

article MGM Springfield seeking later 'last call' on casino floor
(Massachusetts) -- Drinks could flow until 4 a.m. for gamblers at MGM Springfield, the Massachusetts casino opening this summer near Connecticut's northern border....
article Public invited to comment as MGM Springfield seeks permission to serve alcohol to active gamblers until 4 a.m. on casino gaming floor
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives of MGM Springfield told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that its request to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. is strictly...

5/21/2018

article MGM In Mass Hiring Mode As Opening Date For Springfield Casino Draws Closer
(Massachusetts) -- With the scheduled opening of the first resort casino in Massachusetts less than 100 days away, MGM Springfield is eager to get people to apply for...

5/18/2018

article Editorial: MGM casino calls for smart marketing
(Massachusetts) -- Time will tell what impact the MGM Springfield resort casino will have on the economy of Hampshire County. Northampton is one community that is not...

5/17/2018

article For casino job hunters, good news and bad
(Massachusetts) -- SOME GOOD NEWS recently for the MGM casino in Springfield and for folks hoping to land jobs there: The casino now has more discretion to handle...

5/16/2018

article 100 days from MGM Springfield's grand opening, $960 million casino nears completion (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- With just 100 days until MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its $960 million casino in downtown Springfield, construction on the site is...

5/15/2018

article Music legend to help open MGM casino in Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- A week after the new MGM casino opens in Springfield, Mass., music legend Stevie Wonder will help with its grand opening. Wonder announced Tuesday...

5/9/2018

article Chicago consultant drafts blueprint for using MGM Springfield casino as catalyst for downtown 'renaissance'
(Massachusetts) -- A consultant that has provided guidance to city officials on all facets of the MGM Springfield casino project is now offering a blueprint on how the...

5/8/2018

article Massachusetts' First Casino Poker Room To Open In August
(Massachusetts) -- A nearly $1 billion casino from MGM Resorts will open in Springfield, Mass. on August 24, the company said in a press release. It will be the state...
article MGM Springfield hosts 1st large-scale hiring event for $960 million casino, seeks more applicants for next round
(Massachusetts) -- Cheers rang out at regular intervals Tuesday at the MassMutual Center as MGM Resorts International's newest Springfield employees emerged from an...

5/6/2018

article Berkshire groups, MGM Springfield trying to make new casino, Western Mass. tourism a winning pair
(Massachusetts) -- What would encourage vacationers to roll the dice on the Berkshires? This is a question that area tourism officials and community leaders need to make...

5/5/2018

article MGM Springfield gets OK to sell bottles of wine, beer at casino hotel, restaurant
(Massachusetts) -- The city's License Commission has approved two package store licenses for MGM Springfield that will allow the sale of closed bottles of wine and...

5/3/2018

article First MGM Springfield signs installed at $960 million casino with less than 4 months until grand opening
(Massachusetts) -- The first of many new signs were installed Thursday evening at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield resort casino downtown. Workers using a crane and...
article MGM Springfield will hire 3,000 employees to work at casino featuring 'luxury' 8-screen movie theater, 10 bowling lanes
(Massachusetts) -- Alex Dixon, the general manager of MGM Springfield, says it's easy to teach a new casino employee how to deal cards. What they can't teach is...
article The MGM Springfield saga continues on
(Massachusetts) -- To say the MGM Springfield casino story continued to be a rollercoaster in the past week would be an understatement. Developments played out all...

4/28/2018

article Springfield and MGM casino prepare to move forward
(Massachusetts) -- OP/ED: The wait has been seven years in the making, but on Aug. 24, MGM Springfield will launch a new era for downtown Springfield - ahead of schedule...

4/27/2018

article Officials Confident MGM Will Stick Around In Springfield, Mass.
(Massachusetts) -- MGM announced Thursday it plans to open its Springfield, Massachusetts, casino slightly ahead of schedule, on August 24. The news comes amid...
article Springfield casino to open in August
(Massachusetts) -- The fate of Wynn's Resor's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas...

4/26/2018

article MGM casino to open a few weeks earlier
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts executives have a message for Springfield: We’re not going anywhere. On Thursday, officials of the company building a casino in the...
article MGM sets August opening date for Massachusetts casino
(Massachusetts) -- The fate of Wynn’s glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open Massachusetts’ first...
article MGM Springfield Opening Ahead of Schedule on August 24, but Wynn Boston Takeover Rumors Persist
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is set to open ahead of schedule on August 24. That’s welcomed news to area officials, but doesn’t put to rest rumors that...
article MGM Springfield reveals $960 million resort casino to open earlier than expected (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International will open its Springfield casino ahead of schedule on Aug. 24, culminating a seven-year journey from vision to operation.
article MGM Springfield sets Aug. 24 opening date
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International in Springfield said its $960 million casino and entertainment complex will open Aug. 24 ahead of its projected September...
article MGM Springfield Upbeat About Early Opening, Future In City
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International reaffirmed its commitment to Springfield Thursday and said it would open its $960 million casino and entertainment complex a...
article Springfield can rest easy — MGM isn’t going anywhere
(Massachusetts) -- We’re not going anywhere. That’s the message MGM Resorts executives wanted to send Thursday by announcing that their roughly 2-million-...

4/25/2018

article Here are the MGM Springfield casino jobs you can apply for with a criminal record
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has more than 800 jobs available to people whose backgrounds mean they would never qualify for a license from the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Springfield wants MGM and its casino to stay — very badly
(Massachusetts) -- The news was stunning, and it landed like a solid punch to the gut of this city that has been staggered by too many of them. To the degree a city can...

4/24/2018

article MGM Resorts Announces Massive Solar Array to Power Casinos
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has once again established itself as a true trailblazer among Las Vegas businesses when it comes to generating power with...

4/23/2018

article MGM Springfield culinary team preps for mass hiring
(Massachusetts) -- Chris Smigel, assistant executive chef at MGM Springfield, moved up the career ladder at the soon-to-open casino before he was even hired. A Westfield...

4/22/2018

article Tribes A Top Candidate To Take Over Springfield Casino If MGM Moves To Wynn Site In Boston
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal casino operators — Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun — are seen by industry experts as top candidates to...
article MGM Springfield announces Springfield road projects, traffic advisory
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has issued a traffic advisory for the the coming two weeks, in and around downtown Springfield, as a result of improvement projects...

4/17/2018

article Mass. Commission won’t waive registration
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission late last week turned down a request to waive state registration for cleaning jobs on the casino floor at MGM...

4/12/2018

article Potential MGM Springfield employees attend job development fair
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield and the Urban League of Springfield held a job development fair Thursday evening ahead of the casino's opening.

4/8/2018

article No English, no luck? Why MGM Springfield is looking for strong English skills and what's being done to prep candidates
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield made a big splash this week when it posted 1,000 available jobs in its website. It was a huge step forward for a $960 million project...

4/3/2018

article MGM Launches Biggest Employment Push For Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International Monday launched its biggest employment push yet for its Springfield casino and entertainment complex, adding postings for...

4/2/2018

article MGM Launches Biggest Employment Push For Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International Monday launched its biggest employment push yet for its Springfield casino and entertainment complex, adding postings for...
article MGM Springfield announces 1,000 new job openings ahead of Sept. opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International in Springfield on Monday announced the opening of more than 1,000 new jobs to help manage the $960 million casino and...

4/1/2018

article In staffing Springfield casino, MGM leaves little to chance
(Massachusetts) -- Long before MGM Resorts International got the green light to build a nearly $1 billion casino and hotel downtown, it analyzed the local labor market...

3/29/2018

article MGM Springfield hosting informational on available food and beverage positions
(Massachusetts) -- By the time MGM Springfield opens their $950 million resort casino this fall, they'll have hired 3,000 employees. MGM Springfield hosted a free...

3/22/2018

article MGM tells Commission of progress and changes for casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials emphasized a fall opening of the nearly billion dollar casino is on schedule. Casino officials met with the Massachusetts...
article MGM Springfield hires Andres Gomez, 33, of Ludlow, as director of restaurants
(Massachusetts) -- Calling it a "dream come true," Andres Gomez, of Ludlow, recently was hired as MGM Springfield's director of restaurants. At 33, Gomez...
article Want to become a MGM Springfield dealer? Tuition assistance now available
(Massachusetts) -- Scholarships are now available for students interested in going to the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute to prepare for jobs on the...

3/17/2018

article MGM Springfield: More Table Games, Fewer Slot Machines Add Up to Millennial Marketing Push
(Massachusetts) -- The new MGM Springfield in Massachusetts hopes to attract millennials to its $960 million integrated casino resort by offering innovative table games...

3/15/2018

article MGM Springfield unveils further details of $960 million casino project, requests an extra year to develop housing at Elm Street property
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield unveiled new details and some changes being proposed at its $960 million casino on Thursday, ranging from its plans for a free...

3/14/2018

article MGM Springfield's security director says many officers, thousands of cameras, K-9's and partnerships with police will help create 'newer, safer downtown'
(Massachusetts) -- Jason Rucker has one promise for when the MGM Springfield casino opens for business in September: "We will have a safe facility," he said....

3/12/2018

article Fundraising Gala For Civic Group Is First Event Booked For MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino was announced today as the venue for a signature fundraising event for a venerable civic organization. This...

3/1/2018

article Gaming panel considers Wynn still in with casino
(Massachusetts) -- State gambling regulators say they’ll continue to consider deposed casino executive Steve Wynn a key part of his former company, Wynn Resorts,...

2/26/2018

article MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis: We're bringing the show back downtown
(Massachusetts) -- I have a vintage photo from 1904 in my office. It's of the circus marching down Main Street in Springfield. The image is faded and yellowed, but...
article Casino hiring push in full swing in advance of fall opening
(Massachusetts) -- Shannon Sutherland said she loves gambling — especially blackjack. And with the $960 million MGM Springfield resort casino opening in...
article First Day Of Classes At Massachusetts' First Casino School
(Massachusetts) -- Monday was the first day of school for would-be card dealers at the soon-to-open MGM casino in Springfield. The first casino school in Massachusetts,...
article MGM Springfield blackjack classes begin: 'This is the time to make mistakes' (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- Use your index finger to cut the chips. Use your middle finger to deal the cards. Don't tilt your head. Don't turn your back on the players....

2/25/2018

article Haar: As MGM dealer school opens in Springfield, it’s homecoming for many from Conn.
(Massachusetts) -- Debra Cusson grew up in and around Waterford, worked at Foxwoods Resort Casino, then moved to Mohegan Sun from the time it opened in 1996 until she...

2/20/2018

article MGM’s CFO Has, Well, a Wealth of Experience
(Massachusetts) -- Courtney Wenleder was working in Las Vegas, as financial controller for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in the summer of 2005 when she was asked to...
article MGM’s Leadership Group Is Diverse in Every Sense
(Massachusetts) -- Mike Mathis said he doesn’t use any of those ‘gotcha’ questions, as he calls them, when he’s interviewing job candidates.

2/19/2018

article Parking garage for MGM Springfield set to open alongside casino
(Massachusetts) -- If you drive the raised portion of I-91 in Springfield, you can’t miss it. It’s where the glitzy sign visible to drivers on the highway...

2/16/2018

article MGM Springfield set to train its first group of casino dealers
(Massachusetts) -- By this fall, 450 men and women will have mastered casino games for when the MGM Casino resort opens in Springfield’s South End. Instructors are...

2/15/2018

article MGM Springfield casino opening just 7 months away (photos, video)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield recently supplied the Massachusetts Gaming Commission with a bar chart that is pages long. The document shows when each facet of the...

2/14/2018

article Seeing is believing: Springfield prepares for MGM casino, rail car factory opening in 2018
(Massachusetts) -- Seeing is believing. That is the message from Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the city's development officer, Kevin Kennedy, as they describe the...

2/13/2018

article Blackjack 101: Get an inside look at MGM Springfield's table games school
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield said Tuesday that it will reimburse tuition for students at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute who learn two or more...
article MGM Springfield launches tuition reimbursement program
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (...
article What will working at MGM Springfield be like? MGM National Harbor employees provide a preview
(Massachusetts) -- With just over seven months left before MGM Springfield opens its doors to the public, the gaming company has already begun accepting applications...

2/11/2018

article 'New Springfield' rises thanks to collaboration (Viewpoint)
(Massachusetts) -- Hardly a day passes that does not show new proof of downtown Springfield continuing renaissance. It's not just the billion-dollar MGM Springfield...

1/18/2018

article 1st building of MGM casino opens in western Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- MGM has opened the first building of its resort casino complex in western Massachusetts. About 50 employees moved into the casino's new...

1/17/2018

article MGM moves into corporate offices at Mass. casino complex
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, Mass., another sign that the gambling giant's $960 million casino...

1/15/2018

article Behind the scenes: MGM Springfield makes itself at home as 1st building of $960 million casino resort project opens
(Massachusetts) -- For dozens of MGM Springfield officials and employees, the nuts, bolts, steel and concrete of a $960 million project has turned into plush chairs, new...

1/10/2018

article MGM Springfield continues to take shape with 2018 grand opening in sight (photos)
(Massachusetts) -- With a September 2018 opening coming fast, MGM Springfield officials are keeping their cards close when it comes to discussing details from inside the...

1/8/2018

article MGM Springfield casino project: What to expect in 2018
(Massachusetts) -- It was nearly three years ago, March of 2015, when the ceremonial shovels broke ground at the 14.5 acre MGM Springfield casino footprint, which is...

1/6/2018

article MGM to hire 1K for summer positions at its resorts
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts will hire for 1,000 summer positions at its Las Vegas resorts. The company will hold a career fair Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair is...

12/21/2017

article An early look inside the MGM Springfield casino design
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is drawing inspiration from famous locals Emily Dickinson, dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, and even Dr. Seuss as it prepares for...
article Here's a sneak peek of what the MGM Springfield casino might look like inside
(Massachusetts) -- When MGM Springfield opens in September, the custom carpet in the casino's poker room will have a tire tread pattern, a nod to Springfield's...
article MGM Springfield: Casino construction on schedule, exceeding diversity goals
(Massachusetts) -- Members of Massachusetts Gaming Commission praised MGM Springfield on Thursday for its latest progress report, which revealed it remains on schedule...
article PHOTOS: MGM provides preview of Springfield hotel rooms
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has provided a glimpse of its 250 room hotel, as well as the inspiration for the design of the rooms. MGM told Western Mass News that...
article MGM Springfield schedules informational sessions on table games jobs
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is offering a series of informational sessions in January and February designed to aid potential applicants with details about jobs...

12/20/2017

article Springfield will launch 'image campaign' to promote city's assets, offerings to visitors
(Massachusetts) -- With the MGM Springfield casino and other economic development projects underway, the city is preparing to launch an "image campaign," aimed...

11/29/2017

article Springfield casino school to begin registering prospective MGM table game workers Dec. 6
(Massachusetts) -- Students who complete training programs for at least two table games at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute, soon to open in...

11/25/2017

article New career center opens in Springfield for new MGM property
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM Resorts International continues to move forward with their new Massachusetts property, the company is looking to start the hiring process for...

11/22/2017

article MGM Opens Employment Center For Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is ramping up its plans to hire thousands of people to work in the $960 million resort casino complex that is scheduled to open in western...

11/17/2017

article $960 million MGM Springfield casino less than a year from opening
(Massachusetts) -- With a career center opening this week, trucks delivering stacks of drywall, and windows covered with glass, the MGM Springfield casino is on track to...

11/13/2017

article With 3,000 people to hire, MGM Springfield opens career center
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield opened a new career center Monday designed to serve as a "one-stop shop" in the screening and hiring of approximately 3,000...

10/16/2017

article MGM continues its work in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- An official statement by MGM reveals that the company is still working on the construction phase of the MGM Springfield casino.

10/11/2017

article MGM Springfield details hiring, training plans with opening less than a year away
(Massachusetts) -- More than 4,700 people -- a number that includes 1,500 who say they are from Springfield -- have registered with MGM Springfield's online hiring...
article Work continues on MGM Springfield casino and old armory building
(Massachusetts) -- Progress continues on the new MGM Springfield casino both inside and out. This week, you’ll also see road work at the intersection of State and...

10/2/2017

article Top Gambling Regulator In Massachusetts Says MGM Springfield Is On Track
(Massachusetts) -- The nearly billion-dollar MGM casino in Springfield is slated to open this time next year. That's the company's expectation, and it's...

9/29/2017

article Massachusetts MGM Springfield Upgraded to $960 Million Resort, Northampton Gets Promotional Grant
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield in Massachusetts will cost $10 million more than previously expected, as officials revealed that the price tag for the integrated...
article MGM casino to showcase city's industrial history
(Massachusetts) -- Artifacts from Springfield's industrial history will be displayed at the MGM casino under construction in the western Massachusetts city. Casino...
article Northampton Awarded State Funds To Promote Tourism To Springfield Casino Visitors
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded $100,000 to Northampton to come up with an advertising strategy. Northampton officials hope to get...

9/28/2017

article Baccarat? Blackjack? Roulette? Poker? Springfield school for casino table game workers to start in months
(Massachusetts) -- A casino job training program set up by Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College and MGM Springfield is expected to start...
article MGM Springfield adds more poker tables, because kids love ’em
(Massachusetts) -- Casino operator MGM Resorts has wowed Massachusetts officials with fresh details about the in-development MGM Springfield resort casino project. The $...
article MGM Springfield On Track To Open In Year, Details Emerging
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM casino and entertainment complex now under construction in Springfield is on track to open in a year and details are now emerging on just what...
article Northampton Awarded State Funds To Promote Tourism To Springfield Casino Visitors
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded $100,000 to Northampton to come up with an advertising strategy. Northampton officials hope to get...

9/27/2017

article City Officials Praise Design Milestone For MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- City and MGM Springfield officials declared a milestone had been reached in the development of the region’s first resort casino. The design work...
article New casino details revealed as MGM passes 95% blueprint milestone
(Massachusetts) -- An MGM Casino milestone was reached on Monday. Ninety-five percent of the plans for MGM’s $950 million resort casino in Springfield have been...
article With MGM Springfield's design work 95% complete, casino described as truly innovative urban casino as further details revealed
(Massachusetts) -- City officials and MGM Springfield reached another milestone Wednesday, stating that the latest submitted construction design plans, covering features...
article Northampton to seek $100,000 from gaming commission to offset negative impacts of MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Twenty miles to the north of where the first casino in Western Massachusetts history continues to rise, one of the region's busiest downtowns...

9/26/2017

article MGM casino launches hiring blitz in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- About a year out from opening its doors, MGM Springfield on Monday launched an advertising blitz to attract workers as it seeks to fill about 3,000...
article MGM Springfield looking to fill open positions
(Massachusetts) -- There’s a lot of excitement on the streets, people talking about it, watching the building go up, and wanting to work inside the new luxury MGM...

9/25/2017

article MGM Springfield targets region as part of hiring push
(Connecticut) -- MGM Springfield on Monday promoted its efforts to hire 3,000 workers for the new casino locally and from the surrounding region -- including Connecticut...
article Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex...

9/17/2017

article Residents anticipating the open of MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The highly anticipated grand opening for the MGM Springfield is less than a year away. The casino is scheduled to open its doors to the public on...

9/16/2017

article Opening Of MGM Springfield, The First Massachusetts Resort Casino, Is less Than A Year Away
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is less than a year away from opening its first full-scale resort casino. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said the opening date for...

9/15/2017

article MGM Springfield Operator to Meet Regularly with State Authorities Prior to Casino Launch
(Massachusetts) -- The gambling industry in the state of Massachusetts is on the verge of big changes as the region is expected to finally introduce its full-fledged...

9/14/2017

article MGM Springfield, state in closer contact as casino opening nears
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is less than a year away from seeing the first full-scale resort casino licensed under the 2011 expanded gaming law open its doors to...

8/30/2017

article MGM Springfield on Schedule for September 2018 Opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is on pace to become the first integrated resort casino to open in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts, the Nevada-based gaming and hospitality...

8/29/2017

article MGM Springfield casino remains on track for September 2018 grand opening
(Massachusetts) -- The daily parade of huge trucks carrying concrete slabs to the MGM Springfield construction site may be over, but there is still plenty of work to be...

8/18/2017

article MGM Springfield on pace for September 2018
(Massachusetts) -- A team representing MGM Springfield told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MCG) the construction of the Springfield casino is on schedule for a...

7/18/2017

article MGM Springfield Ahead of Schedule on Casino, But Behind on Housing Development
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has received approval from the city council there to push back a deadline to develop 54 units of market-rate apartments.

6/14/2017

article MGM Springfield, city announce $6.9 million investment to 'refresh Main Street' ahead of casino's grand opening
(Massachusetts) -- City officials and representatives of MGM Springfield on Wednesday announced a $6.9 million streetscape improvement project in the downtown area and...

6/13/2017

article MGM recruits at BCC’s casino lab in Taunton
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is looking for more than a few good men and women to work in its Springfield casino and resort complex when it opens in the...
article MGM Springfield announces appointments of general manager, chief financial officer
(Massachusetts) -- Executives who served in top posts at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore and the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will join the MGM...

6/7/2017

article Third Connecticut casino moves forward to compete with Springfield MGM
(Massachusetts) -- The state of Connecticut takes another major step forward in building a casino between Hartford and Springfield to compete with MGM.

5/30/2017

article MGM Springfield, mayor urge Massachusetts Gaming Commission to ease ban on casino jobs for ex-criminals
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield and various officials including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno urged the Massachusetts Gaming Commission this week to allow some provision for...

4/12/2017

article Future progress in MGM’s casino construction may be less visible
(Massachusetts) -- On Wednesday, work continued on the MGM casino parking garage, and offloading dozens of tarps near the casino’s hotel.

3/29/2017

article Conn. casino plans stalled, MGM wants to hire Conn. casino workers for Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Momentum for a third Connecticut casino has apparently stalled at the State Capitol. It comes as MGM reaches a big milestone in the construction of...
article MGM garage parking may not be free
(Massachusetts) -- You can’t miss it when you drive in downtown Springfield: MGM’s massive parking garage. It is a major part of the new casino, but you may...
article MGM Resorts raises final steel beam for Massachusetts casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has marked a milestone in construction of its western Massachusetts casino. Workers on Wednesday raised the final steel beam...

3/28/2017

article MGM Marks Milestone in Planned Massachusetts Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is marking a milestone in its planned casino for western Massachusetts. The Las Vegas casino giant is hosting a ceremony Wednesday morning to...

3/20/2017

article Casino construction in downtown Springfield impacting traffic
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM casino construction will continue to impact traffic this week in downtown Springfield. Southbound Main Street traffic will be shifted at times...

3/15/2017

article MGM Springfield president confident casino can compete with a potential third Connecticut casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is preparing for potentially more competition to the south, if a new casino is approved for East Windsor, Connecticut, just six miles...

3/10/2017

article MGM Springfield return on investment called “less than certain” by analysts
(Massachusetts) -- The temperature outside may have taken another plunge, but the casino border war is heating up. The concrete is being poured on MGM’s...

3/3/2017

article Officials Downplay Threat Of Competition To MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- 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...

3/2/2017

article In Springfield, Gambling Officials Brush Off East Windsor Casino Plan
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling officials in Massachusetts are brushing off news this week that Connecticut’s two Native American tribes are moving forward with a...
article Gaming Commission chair has praise for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby says that he is happy with the progress that is being made on the construction of MGM...
article Gaming Commission hears MGM updates on hiring, MassMutual Center, construction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield executives on Thursday updated state gaming commissioners on construction progress, problem gambling prevention efforts and hiring....
article Springfield MGM executives respond to CT casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield Executives met Thursday morning with the State's Gaming Commission to give an update on construction progress, problem gambling,...

3/1/2017

article MGM Springfield's vendor fair draws over 200 companies looking to land a contract
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International drew more than 200 potential vendors -- companies eager to provide everything from industrial warehousing to artisan...

2/28/2017

article Competition: Proposed CT casino less than 20 miles from MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The tribes that run Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods in Connecticut have selected a location for the state’s third casino, and it’s just a short...

2/27/2017

article MGM Springfield competition: East Windsor chosen as site of third Connecticut casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Connecticut tribal gaming company has chosen East Windsor as the site of the state's planned third casino, two days after the town's board...
article Springfield's mayor, MGM react to site selection for proposed CT casino
(Massachusetts) -- Today, a site for a new casino to compete with MGM Springfield was officially announced. East Windsor, CT is the proposed location for the facility....

2/22/2017

article Seven Years In The Making, MGM Springfield Is On Track To Open In 2018
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts authorized casinos back in 2011, but thus far only the state’s lone slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, has opened its doors....

2/20/2017

article MGM Springfield could be ready sooner than expected
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield could open earlier than expected, possibly in the summer of 2018, city chief development officer Kevin Kennedy has revealed. The $950...

2/18/2017

article MGM Springfield still on schedule for September 2018 opening
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts, city chief development officer Kevin Kennedy has speculated that MGM Springfield could open earlier than expected, perhaps in the...

1/25/2017

article A look at the MGM Springfield casino progress
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is continuing to make progress on its $950-million resort casino in the city’s South End. You can see the progress being made on...

1/20/2017

article MGM working to help local business impacted by construction
(Massachusetts) -- It’s no secret, the construction for the MGM Springfield casino has caused lane closures, blocked parking spaces, and forced jersey barriers...

1/4/2017

article MGM Springfield project moving ahead of schedule
(Massachusetts) -- The entrance to the MGM Springfield hotel is taking shape as construction of the nearly $1 billion casino complex is on schedule for completion by the...

12/30/2016

article Construction progress of MGM Springfield running smoothly
(Massachusetts) -- President Michael Mathis has confirmed that the construction progress of MGM Springfield is running smoothly, set to keep on schedule for an opening...

12/28/2016

article MGM Springfield casino project growing as 2016 ends (photos)
(Massachusetts) -- As 2016 comes to a close, we offer a year-end look at the MGM Springfield casino project rising in the city's South End. The 14-acre casino...

12/1/2016

article Mass. Gaming Commission gets private tour of rising MGM Springfield casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby said Thursday it was good to get away from the site plans and drawings and see first-hand the...
article MGM Springfield puts best foot forward
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming regulators touring the MGM Springfield casino site Thursday morning stopped to watch a crane swing a beam into place atop the six-story...
article MGM Springfield touts diversity in casino workforce hiring
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives of MGM Springfield told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday that they continue to exceed their goals for diversity hiring...

11/30/2016

article Gaming Commission to take tour of MGM Springfield site
(Massachusetts) -- The Gaming Commission will get a close-up look at the MGM resort casino under construction in Springfield on Thursday, when the commission heads west...

11/25/2016

article Work resumes on MGM Springfield casino construction
(Massachusetts) -- Just a day after Thanksgiving, construction crews were back to work on the MGM resort casino project in Springfield’s South End. 22News saw...

11/20/2016

article MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond
(Massachusetts) -- Brian Arnold of Springfield is one of about 200 construction workers on the job at MGM Springfield. He spends his days building and setting forms for...

11/11/2016

article Springfield’s image, a casino’s success collide
(Massachusetts) -- The burst of gunshots sounded like fireworks — pop, pop, pop — then a car came careening around the corner, tearing down Main Street just...

10/5/2016

article MGM Springfield will comp drinks, serve alcohol starting at 8 a.m., cut patrons off at 2 a.m.
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will be able to serve alcohol from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and will comp drinks on the gaming floor once it opens in the fall of 2018. MGM...

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