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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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10/16/2018

article MGM Springfield cashes in
(Massachusetts) -- MGM reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. The state Gaming Commission released...
article Revenues Down From Opening, But MGM Springfield Says Casino Is On Track
(Massachusetts) -- The new casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw a dip in revenues last month. But an MGM official says it's on track financially. MGM...

10/15/2018

article Casinos’ slots revenue down in September, MGM Springfield’s first full month
(Connecticut) -- Slot-machine revenues fell last month at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, tumbling by 8.8 and 5.2 percent, respectively, compared with September...
article Revenues Down From Opening, But MGM Springfield Says Casino Is On Track
(Massachusetts) -- The new casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw a dip in revenues last month. But an MGM official says it's on track financially. MGM...
article Springfield MGM casino earns $27 million during 1st month open
(Massachusetts) -- MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. The state Gaming Commission...

10/2/2018

article MGM Springfield Provided A Nice Boost To New England Casinos In August
(Massachusetts) -- The New England casino market got a little bit bigger in August. And even though MGM Springfield was only open for business for nine days it generated...

9/23/2018

article MGM Springfield gives sneak preview of Regal Theatre
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield previewed its brand new state-of-the-art movie theatre Sunday. The state's first full scale casino, now has a state-of-the-art...

9/19/2018

article MGM Springfield opens with winning hand
(Massachusetts) -- MGM's Massachusetts casino generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open, state regulators reported Monday. The state...
article MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino
(Massachusetts) -- "Date night just got an upgrade." That is the slogan behind the upcoming grand opening of the luxury Regal Cinemas theater inside the $960...
article Citing business lost to MGM Springfield, strip clubs ask for change in late-night policy
(Massachusetts) -- Three downtown strip bars are asking the city for approval to allow customers to enter or re-enter those clubs after 1 a.m., saying it will help...

9/18/2018

article No surprises in early MGM Springfield casino revenue numbers
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s new casino in Springfield opened with much fanfare last month: a grand parade featuring Budweiser Clydesdales and a marching band, and a...
article Suspect in unprovoked casino assault ruled a danger
(Massachusetts) -- The suspect in an unprovoked attack on a patron at Massachusetts' new casino has been ruled a danger to society and held without bail for four...

9/17/2018

article Gamblers Drop A Boatload At New Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Gamblers lost almost $9.5 million at the new MGM Springfield casino during the first nine days it was open, according to state revenue officials
article MGM Springfield Casino Generates $9.5M In First Week Open
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are reporting MGM Springfield generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open.
article MGM Springfield casino generates nearly $9.5 million in gross gaming revenue in August
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has reported that MGM Springfield, which opened its resort casino on Aug. 24, generated $9,456,976.90 in gross...
article MGM Springfield Rakes In $9.5 Million In Gaming Revenue In First Eight Days
(Massachusetts) -- In its first eight days of operation, MGM Springfield raked in nearly $9.5 million of gross gaming revenue, as the gambling and entertainment giant...
article MGM Springfield’s early haul is unremarkable
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s new casino in Springfield opened with much fanfare last month: a grand parade featuring Budweiser Clydesdales and a marching band, and a...
article MGM’s Massachusetts casino earns $9.5m in opening week
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts’ new Massachusetts casino generated nearly $9.5m in its first week of activity, despite bad publicity regarding underage visitors...

9/15/2018

article 'A horrible sight': Bystander describes helping victim in attack at MGM Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- A Springfield nurse who was one of the first people to tend to the victim of a serious assault at the MGM Springfield casino last weekend says she...
article Mass. commission issues ‘permanent’ approval for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming regulators signed off on MGM Springfield on Thursday, unanimously voting to issue a “permanent operations certificate...

9/14/2018

article MGM Announces Steps Aimed At Keeping Minors Off Gaming Floor At Newly-Opened Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- After a smooth opening 21 days ago, the first resort casino in Massachusetts has been awarded a permanent operating license from state regulators. The...

9/13/2018

article MGM Casino Receives Permanent Operations Certificate From State Regulators
(Massachusetts) -- Following a successful opening, the first resort casino in Massachusetts has been given a permanent license to operate by state regulators. The...
article MGM Springfield implementing new policies to prevent minors from gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Visitor numbers at MGM Springfield have exceeded the company's expectations. But some of the people who are gaming, shouldn't be. MGM...
article MGM says initial attendance, revenues strong for new Mass. casino
(Massachusetts) -- Attendance from MGM's nearly $1 billion casino in Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, and revenues appear strong nearly a month after opening...
article Springfield’s new MGM casino shows a veteran card counter the door
(Massachusetts) -- In the 400-year history of Massachusetts, Tommy Hyland can now claim to a rare distinction: He is among the very first to be thrown out of a state-...

9/10/2018

article Springfield man arrested after ‘random’ assault at MGM casino, police say
(Massachusetts) -- A Springfield man is facing assault charges after state police say he randomly attacked a New York man at the MGM Springfield casino on Sunday.

9/8/2018

article Leave the kids at home if you plan to gamble, MGM Springfield says
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield touts its newly opened resort casino as a destination for family fun, but that welcome mat comes with the caveat that those under age...
article Stevie Wonder Help Open Springfield, MA’s New MGM Casino With Iconic Performance (SHOW REVIEW)
(Massachusetts) -- Stevie Wonder has been an active performer for well over 50 years. He is one of the most respected, covered, and influential contributors to popular...

9/7/2018

article MGM reminding guests that those under 21 are not allowed on gaming floor
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is reminding people not to bring underage kids on the casino floor. The casino said that there are plenty of other things children and...

9/6/2018

article Program Inside MGM Springfield Helps Curb Gambling Addiction
(Massachusetts) -- Play responsibly, that’s the message of the GameSense program inside the new MGM Springfield hotel and casino. It’s something required by...

9/4/2018

article MGM Springfield bus line brings people to casino from parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut
(Massachusetts) -- t was another first for the city of firsts! Tuesday morning the first organized bus trip made its way to MGM Springfield from the central part of the...
article Since MGM opening, Springfield restaurants staying open later, enjoying more business
(Massachusetts) -- It was long past closing time at Raices Restaurant, 1021 Main St., but customers kept coming in. MGM Springfield was celebrating its grand opening...
article Some Businesses Close To New MGM Casino See Spike in Sales
(Massachusetts) -- It's been a little over a week since the new MGM casino opened to much fanfare in Springfield, Massachusetts. A week later, some folks sounded...
article OP/ED: MGM setting the bar high for itself, perhaps too high
(Worldwide) -- MGM is in overall good shape with healthy finances, but it may be setting the bar too high for itself. It’s a company in flux, and will likely look...

9/2/2018

article Influx Of MGM Springfield Visitors Brings Mixed Reactions From Business Community
(Massachusetts) -- The new MGM resort casino in Springfield received an influx of visitors in its first three days of business — 150,000, according to an MGM...
article VIDEO: MGM Springfield: Tour the casino, hotel and resort
(Massachusetts) -- Take a virtual tour of MGM Springfield’s gaming floor, hotel and outdoor plaza. (Shannon Young | The Republican)

9/1/2018

article Stevie Wonder and MGM Springfield bring large crowds to downtown sidewalks
(Massachusetts) -- Long lines of traffic and thousands of walkers on downtown streets signaled a new excitement in the city Saturday. Long lines of cars coming off I-91...

8/31/2018

article InFocus: Responsible gaming and recognizing gambling disorders
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield Casino opened last week. In the the years prior to the opening, voters in Massachusetts and many communities across the state...
article MGM's Market-Rate Housing Promise, And Gearing Up For Mass. Primary Day
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino has been open a week, and casino officials say they did a brisk business during their first three days. MassLive reports...

8/30/2018

article MGM built it, and yes, they came...
(Massachusetts) -- The promotional film preceding the press conference on Aug. 23 formally announcing the opening of MGM Springfield stated a core message for the giant...

8/29/2018

article Live From Massachusetts: A Review Of The $1 Billion MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- It was standing room only during MGM Springfield’s opening weekend as the company showed off the fruits of its four-year labor to the public for...
article Live From Massachusetts: A Review Of The $1 Billion MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- It was standing room only during MGM Springfield’s opening weekend as the company showed off the fruits of its four-year labor to the public for...
article MGM: Over 150,000 people visited Springfield casino on opening weekend
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is touting a strong opening weekend for its first casino in Massachusetts. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said Wednesday that more than...
article New England’s first resort casino creates 3,000 jobs in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The fledgling Massachusetts gaming sector welcomed the inauguration of its first resort casino this week, with MGM Springfield opening for business,...

8/28/2018

article MGM Resorts opens doors to Massachusetts’ first integrated resort and casino (sub req)
(Massachusetts) -- New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has opened the first integrated luxury casino resort in the US state of Massachusetts.
article MGM Springfield casino 'credit positive' for city, Moody's says
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will become the city's largest annual taxpayer, with payments to the city totaling at least $17.6 million a year and potentially...
article MGM Springfield resort casino closes out successful inaugural weekend
(Massachusetts) -- The $960 million MGM casino and resort in downtown Springfield finished out its first weekend pretty much as it started — with thousands of...

8/27/2018

article Despite the casino not being in Holyoke, city still seeing benefits
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's opening weekend is over, and by many accounts it was successful. Early in the process to choose a host city and a casino company...
article Downtown Springfield restaurants busy with casino's opening weekend crowds
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's first weekend had a positive impact on at least one popular downtown restaurant. Nadim's owner Nadim Kashouh was all smiles...

8/26/2018

article Connecticut visitors offer their two cents on the MGM Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- Friday was the day many New Englanders have been waiting for - the official grand opening of the MGM Springfield Casino. Some have been saying it is...
article At MGM Springfield, excitement continues on new casino's 2nd day
(Massachusetts) -- "That's what I'm talking about!" a man shouted, clapping his hands before pumping a fist into the air. Standing at a table crammed...
article MGM casino and resort complex closes out inaugural weekend
(Massachusetts) -- The $960 million MGM casino and resort in downtown Springfield finished out its first weekend pretty much as it started -- with thousands of people...
article MGM Springfield grand opening draws thousands -- how many thousands?
(Massachusetts) -- An MGM Springfield spokesman said Friday that more than 10,000 people entered the casino campus in the first hours after its grand opening, but a full...
article Will You Go to the New Casino in Massachusetts? [OPINION]
(Massachusetts) -- This is the opening weekend of the first full resort-style casino in Massachusetts. MGM, a leader in destination entertainment, has opened in...

8/25/2018

article Criticized in Nevada, MGM Resorts CEO finds praise in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- For MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren, Friday was quite the New England homecoming. He was happily high-fiving dozens of his 3,000...
article MGM Springfield opens its doors to Massachusetts crowds
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of western Massachusetts roared into MGM Springfield on Friday, embracing the new hometown casino that celebrates the city’s...
article Compulsive Gambling Expected To Spike As MGM Springfield Opens
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is offering a program called GameSense to help prevent compulsive gambling. But where can people go if that program doesn't work?...
article What other vices can you indulge in while gambling in Springfield?
(Massachusetts) -- With Friday’s opening of the MGM Springfield casino, here’s a refresher on what you can indulge in at the state’s newest gambling...

8/24/2018

article 'Blown away': MGM Springfield casino opening sparks superlatives from city, neighborhood officials
(Massachusetts) -- South End Citizens Council President Leo Florian said Friday that he was "blown away" by the opening of the MGM Springfield resort casino,...
article Casino opening a long time coming
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield may have been the first major casino project in Massachusetts to get a gambling license from the state’s gaming commission, but...
article Finally ‘time to party’ at Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- Nearly seven years after its existence in Massachusetts was signed into law, the first resort casino is set to open its doors today, a long-awaited...
article MGM opens Springfield casino equipped with expansive gambling and entertainment options
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ first resort casino with expansive gambling and entertainment options opened Friday with a Las Vegas-style flourish.
article MGM Springfield opens its doors to Massachusetts crowds
(Massachusetts) -- Residents of western Massachusetts roared into MGM Springfield Friday, embracing the new hometown casino that celebrates the city’s industrial...
article MGM Springfield opens with fanfare
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield resort casino opened its doors Friday with a flourish that would befit the return of a conquering war hero. An army of uniformed...
article What other vices can you indulge in while gambling in Springfield?
(Massachusetts) -- With Friday’s opening of the MGM Springfield casino, here’s a refresher on what you can indulge in at the state’s newest gambling...
article 'We definitely will come back': MGM Springfield opening day visitors interested in city's other attractions
(Massachusetts) -- Thousands of people flocked to the grand opening of the MGM Springfield resort casino Friday, many of whom traveled from surrounding communities...
article Springfield Police develop new techniques to keep downtown safe after casino opens
(Massachusetts) -- With the opening of the MGM Casino, Springfield is entering a new era, and so is law enforcement. 22News found out police have developed new...
article Connecticut visitors offer their two cents on the MGM Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- Friday was the day many New Englanders have been waiting for - the official grand opening of the MGM Springfield Casino. Some have been saying it is...

8/23/2018

article MGM, preparing to open, has feisty words for CT rivals
(Massachusetts) -- LET THE CASINO wars begin. The MGM Springfield casino is about to open, and at a press conference on Thursday several officials made clear that the...
article As Casino Opens In Springfield, Mass., Questions About Jobs And Community Impact Remain
(Massachusetts) -- On Friday, MGM Resorts will open a long-planned casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, putting a gambling resort about an hour-long drive from...
article Compulsive Gambling Expected To Spike As MGM Springfield Opens
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is offering a program called GameSense to help prevent compulsive gambling. But where can people go when that program doesn't work?...
article Excitement builds as MGM Springfield gets ready to open doors
(Massachusetts) -- Powerwashers were scrubbing the sidewalks and workers were adding the finishing touches Thursday to MGM Resorts International’s newest casino...
article MGM casino opening 'a special day' for Springfield - with nods to Berkshires
(Massachusetts) -- Signs of the Valley are so well tucked into the decor of MGM Springfield, local visitors could make a game of finding memorabilia and Western...
article MGM Celebrates Completion Of Springfield Casino And Entertainment Complex
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield on Thursday tapped into a bit of Hollywood star power on the eve of its opening, as actor Mark Wahlberg dropped by to announce a...
article Your guided tour through MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- It rivals any casino in Vegas. I know, I was just there this past February. MGM truly spared no expense in bringing what it has billed as world-class...

8/22/2018

article Crosby: "Everything looks good" for Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming regulators are expected Wednesday afternoon to give MGM Springfield the green light to open and begin gambling operations, the final approval...
article It's official: MGM Springfield can open, Massachusetts Gaming Commission says following final inspection
(Massachusetts) -- After observing a series of soft-opening test nights at MGM Springfield this week and conducting a last-minute review, Massachusetts Gaming...
article MGM set to open $960M Springfield casino (sub req)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is the first resort and full-scale casino to open under the state's 2011 expanded gaming law.
article MGM Springfield Casino Bets On Big Performers Like Stevie Wonder To Entice Visitors
(Massachusetts) -- For the first time ever, the influential and iconic Stevie Wonder will play Springfield, Massachusetts. The Sept. 1 concert is the beginning of a new...
article MGM Springfield's effect on crime will be tracked by casino regulators
(Massachusetts) -- Officials at MGM and members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission often tout the potential positives, including thousands of new jobs, from the $960...

8/21/2018

article BLOG: Ca-chingfield?
(Massachusetts) -- Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream...
article MGM Springfield Opening to Alter New England Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- A new Massachusetts casino set to open later this week could fundamentally alter the revenue streams of its nearest competitors and transform gambling...
article MGM Springfield's attractions and entertainment options from high roller gambling to high-end bowling
(Massachusetts) -- When MGM Springfield opens its doors on Aug. 24, the $960 million facility is aiming to offer a little something for everybody, whether you are...

8/20/2018

article Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?
(Massachusetts) -- Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream...
article MGM Springfield a reflection of its host city
(Massachusetts) -- It will take some time to determine how much MGM Springfield can do for this city. Already, it’s salvaged some of it. And it doesn’t open...
article MGM Springfield getting ready to roll
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, the first casino in state history, will open for business Friday at 11 a.m. — and western Massachusetts may very well never be...
article Restaurants, attractions you can look forward to at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- We're are only four days away from MGM Springfield opening it's doors, and the excitement around downtown continues to grow. On Monday for the...
article Sculpture inspired by tornado to greet new casino's visitors
(Massachusetts) -- When visitors to the new MGM Springfield casino soon enter its hotel lobby, they will be greeted by a large, state-of-the-art sculpture that wraps...

8/19/2018

article Drawing from city’s proud past, can casino spur revival?
(Massachusetts) -- Standing on Springfield’s Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn’t immediately...
article With new casino, a big bet on Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Hanging conspicuously in the middle of the new MGM Resorts International casino here is a massive framed picture from 1888, showing every member of...

8/18/2018

article How MGM landed in Springfield: A look back at efforts to bring a casino to Western Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- After years of planning, construction and legislative action, MGM Springfield will open its doors to the public on Aug. 24. The opening, which will...
article MGM Springfield opens Friday in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- To New Englanders, Friday’s opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is huge. Newspaper accounts have raved about how big the place is.

8/17/2018

article Inside Gaming: New England Readies for MGM Springfield Open Next Week
(Massachusetts) -- This week's Inside Gaming starts with the impending opening of MGM Springfield and its anticipated impact on surrounding casinos, tells of another...
article MGM Springfield table games: Here are the basics on baccarat, blackjack, craps, poker, roulette and more
(Pennsylvania) -- MGM Springfield features many attractions -- a movie theater, bowling alley, entertainment venues, restaurants, shopping. But what makes a casino a...
article Springfield And Hartford Are Stronger Together, New MGM Casino Shows The Way
(Connecticut) -- Friday, MGM Resorts International plans to open its $960 million casino in Springfield, six miles north of Connecticut. For Springfield this is a big...

8/16/2018

article MGM Springfield Shakes Up Gambling Industry In Connecticut, New England
(Massachusetts) -- After years of build-up, MGM’s $960 million Springfield casino will open on Aug. 24, bringing the deep pockets of Las Vegas to New England and...
article Here’s what to expect at the MGM Springfield casino opening next week
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts will have its first full-scale casino next week when MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its downtown Springfield location....
article Making sense of the casino: State, MGM Springfield promote 'responsible gaming' with GameSense
(Massachusetts) -- With MGM Springfield preparing to open in less than two weeks, a quirky man named Chip has a message for the gamblers who will visit the casino: Have...

8/15/2018

article Gaming Commission Blocks MGM's Roadside Video Ads
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators have delivered a rare setback for MGM Springfield. The company wanted to play videos on a large sign visible from...
article MGM Springfield Denied Request for Animated Parking Garage Sign
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s request for an animated parking garage sign was denied by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission during a Tuesday meeting. Gaming...
article Officials Publicize Security, Traffic Plans For MGM Casino Opening
(Massachusetts) -- Officials today showcased a multi-faceted public safety plan for the opening next week of the first resort casino in Massachusetts – the MGM...

8/14/2018

article MGM told to tone down Springfield casino billboard
(Massachusetts) -- A casino billboard visible from a Massachusetts highway won’t use animations to draw visitors to MGM’s $960 million resort. The...

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...

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