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Head of MGM Springfield says it ‘underestimated’ gambler loyalty to Connecticut’s 2 casinos with revenue projections that fell short

The president of MGM Springfield said Monday that tough competition from Connecticut’s two venerable tribal casinos is partly to blame for the the casino entertainment complex falling short of its revenue projections in its first year in operation.

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9/20/2019

article 'Springfield is shining at this moment’: Groundbreaking held for Wahlburgers restaurant at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- After months of anticipation, officials broke ground Friday for the new Wahlburgers restaurant at the MGM Springfield casino. Lead chef Paul Wahlberg...

9/17/2019

article MGM Springfield’s gaming revenue was $144M below projections in casino’s first year, new figures from Massachusetts Gaming Commission show
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s gambling revenue was up 2.7% in August compared to July, but figures released Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

9/10/2019

article MGM Springfield announces latest acts for ROAR! Comedy series
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has announced a trio of new shows for its ROAR! Comedy Series at its historic Armory building.

9/9/2019

article Wahlburgers groundbreaking at MGM Springfield set for this month
(Massachusetts) -- A year after movie star Mark Wahberg visited MGM Springfield to announce that his Dorchester-bred family would open a Wahlburgers restaurant at the $...

9/5/2019

article One Year After MGM Opening, Efforts To Address Problem Gambling Underway
(Massachusetts) -- The 2011 casino law in Massachusetts required the state to help address problem gambling. About a year after MGM Springfield opened, health leaders...

9/3/2019

article MGM Springfield Supporting Lawmaker Says Casinos Are Not Economic ‘Silver Bullet’ for Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts lawmaker who has been a supporter of MGM Springfield said over the weekend that casino gaming is not going to be the engine to the...
article One Year After MGM Opening, Efforts To Address Problem Gambling Underway
(Massachusetts) -- The 2011 casino law in Massachusetts required the state to help address problem gambling. About a year after MGM Springfield opened, health leaders...

9/2/2019

article In Crowded Casino Market, MGM Springfield's Revenue Falls Far Short Of Projections
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM executives celebrated the first anniversary of their casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, this month, they touted visitor numbers, jobs for...

8/28/2019

article As MGM Springfield Celebrates One-Year Anniversary, Surrounding Communities Highlight Benefits of Community Mitigation Fund Grants
(Massachusetts) -- On August 24, 2019, MGM Springfield marked the one-year anniversary of its opening in 2018. The first year milestone of the $960 million entertainment...
article In Crowded Casino Market, MGM Springfield's Revenue Falls Far Short Of Projections
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM executives celebrated the first anniversary of their casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, this month, they touted visitor numbers, jobs for...

8/27/2019

article Club Scout: MGM Springfield adds Casino Bar to its lineup
(Massachusetts) -- Somewhat overshadowed in the hoopla of MGM Springfield 's one-year anniversary celebration was the opening of new venue, Casino Bar, in the heart...
article MGM Springfield First Year Struggles Baffle Former Head of Massachusetts Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield recently celebrated its first anniversary, but the integrated resort’s year one performance in Massachusetts caught some market...

8/26/2019

article A year later, MGM Springfield slow to make inroads in crowded gambling market
(Massachusetts) -- A year ago, eight Clydesdales clopped down Main Street behind a 1923 Rolls Royce carrying city and casino leaders, a grand procession to celebrate the...
article Former Mass. gambling chief: MGM Springfield's revenue shortfall a 'puzzle' [sub req]
(Massachusetts) -- The former head of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission called MGM Springfield’s revenue stumble a “puzzle” while hailing the newly...
article MGM Springfield opens new ops to attract younger gamblers
(Massachusetts) -- There is something to be said for online gambling. The ability to lounge around the house and visit virtual casinos means not having to deal with...

8/24/2019

article MGM Springfield Celebrates Birthday After Mixed First Year
(Massachusetts) -- Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts’ first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an...

8/23/2019

article Looking ahead at future entertainment at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Some of the biggest announcements to come out of MGM Springfield over the last year have been the concerts. Who's performing where? Is it at the...
article MGM discusses gaming revenue, changes one year since opening
(Massachusetts) -- Saturday marks the one year anniversary of MGM Springfield. It's sparking a lot of conversation about how the casino's gaming revenue is...
article ‘Eye-opening’ experience: MGM Springfield employees see casino as oasis of opportunity
(Massachusetts) -- For employees like Carlos Mateo and Sarah Jones, working at MGM Springfield has been a life-changing and “eye-opening” experience. The two...

8/22/2019

article MGM Springfield President says level of loyalty to strong competitors was underestimated
(Massachusetts) -- In July, MGM Springfield’s gross gaming revenue was $20.4 million, a 2.23 percent increase over gaming revenues in June. Since its opening, the...

8/21/2019

article MGM Springfield $165M Short On First-Year Revenue Goal, Blames Loyalty To Other Casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Western Massachusetts’ only casino is well short of its pre-opening financial projections, but its leader is still calling it a success story....

8/20/2019

article MGM Springfield Didn’t Anticipate Customer Loyalty to Connecticut Tribal Casinos
(Connecticut) -- Among other first year snafus, officials at MGM Springfield didn’t expect Connecticut gamblers to remain so loyal to the two casinos in their home...
article MGM Resorts falls short in first-year gambling revenue at Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, still shut out of Connecticut’s gaming industry for the time being, is also now dealing with a significant shortfall...
article Springfield Casino Operators Optimistic Despite Revenue Shortfall
(Massachusetts) -- Even though it is over $14 million off its first-year monthly revenue projections, the president of MGM Resorts International is calling the company...

8/19/2019

article Head of MGM Springfield says it ‘underestimated’ gambler loyalty to Connecticut’s 2 casinos with revenue projections that fell short
(Massachusetts) -- The president of MGM Springfield said Monday that tough competition from Connecticut’s two venerable tribal casinos is partly to blame for the the...
article Haar: One year in, MGM Springfield marks shortfalls and successes
(Massachusetts) -- The Monday din was just rising at MGM Springfield casino when Michael Mathis, president of the $960 million development, talked about the mixed year...
article Shedding jobs and lagging on revenue, Springfield casino is still on right path, president says
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling revenues are coming in far below projections, and employment has fallen sharply. But almost one year after MGM Springfield first welcomed...
article Upbeat Message From MGM Springfield Head Despite Lagging Revenue, Jobs Numbers
(Massachusetts) -- The head of MGM Springfield said the city is in better shape than it was before it opened as the casino approaches its one-year anniversary on August...

8/14/2019

article Jamie Kennedy to play 4 shows prior New Year’s Eve at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy has been booked for four performances at MGM Springfield before New Year’s Eve. Kennedy landed his big break when...

8/12/2019

article In 1st Year, MGM Springfield Has Little Impact On Most Neighborhood Businesses
(Massachusetts) -- As the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, was under construction a few years ago, several local retailers and restaurants said they got a lot of...

8/7/2019

article In 1st Year, MGM Springfield Has Little Impact On Most Neighborhood Businesses
(Massachusetts) -- As the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, was under construction a few years ago, several local retailers and restaurants said they got a lot of...

8/1/2019

article Lawsuit claims MGM Springfield cheating gamblers of winnings
(Massachusetts) -- A second class action lawsuit is challenging how a Massachusetts casino pays out gamblers for winning at blackjack.
article MGM Springfield sued over blackjack payouts in repeat of Encore Boston Harbor suit
(Massachusetts) -- Blackjack players have filed a class action lawsuit claiming MGM Springfield is paying less than state regulations permit on winning hands at some...

7/30/2019

article Former slot machine technician at MGM Springfield accused of stealing $22,000 from the casino
(Massachusetts) -- A former slot machine technician at MGM Springfield has been indicted after authorities accused him of stealing nearly $22,000 from the casino....

7/26/2019

article MGM Resorts promises decision on properties by fall, shares rise
(Las Vegas) -- Jim Murren, chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International, has worked hard to please his cranky shareholders. He's cut costs, eliminating more...
article MGM Springfield has a free, 3,400-space parking garage; what has that meant for the city’s parking revenues?
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino project, coupled with increased activity in the city’s downtown, have helped to boost parking revenues for the...

7/24/2019

article OP/ED: We Built a Giant Casino in an Economically Depressed, Opioid-Plagued City and We Can’t Understand Where All the High Rollers Are
(Massachusetts) -- We’re perplexed. Yes, we built our giant casino in a city with the second highest poverty rate in the state, where the average income is $20,046...

7/20/2019

article MGM Springfield reports one of its lowest months for revenue
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino generated less than $20 million in gross gaming revenue during the month of June, reflecting its second worst month since...

7/19/2019

article The Short List Isn't Too Worried About MGM Springfield Revenue
(Massachusetts) -- In our review of the week's news, MGM Springfield had its second-worst full month of business in June since it opened for business last year. The...

7/17/2019

article June Gloom For MGM Springfield as Gaming Revenue Slumps 10.5 Percent From May, Second-Worst Month Since Opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield struggled to jumpstart gross gaming revenue (GGR) in June, notching its second-worst month by that metric since opening in August 2018.

7/15/2019

article As Everett Casino Opens, MGM Revenues Dip
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s gambling revenues for June are just under $20 million, the casino’s second weakest full month since opening nearly a...
article MGM Springfield reports one of its lowest months for revenue
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino generated less than $20 million in gross gaming revenue during the month of June, reflecting its second worst month since...

7/11/2019

article Take a gamble on a staycation at MGM Springfield hotel and casino
(Massachusetts) -- I’m relaxing in the spa at MGM Springfield while downstairs on the casino floor, it’s a riot of noise: open 24/7, even early in the...

7/2/2019

article MGM Springfield, city extend contract negotiations on Symphony Hall management
(Massachusetts) -- The city has extended an interim agreement to iron out the last details of a long-term contract for MGM Springfield to manage Symphony Hall. "We...

6/28/2019

article AG: Braintree brothers charged with laundering drug money through casinos
(Massachusetts) -- A pair of brothers are facing charges in Quincy District Court in connection to a “major, multi-state” drug trafficking and money...

6/27/2019

article MGM Springfield closes Starbucks, plans VIP lounge in space
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield closed the Starbucks location in its hotel lobby Thursday to make way for a new VIP lounge. MGM workers who’d been assigned to...
article Wahlburgers restaurant opening at MGM Springfield delayed
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday granted a one-year extension to MGM Springfield to open a Wahlburgers restaurant at its casino in the...

6/26/2019

article MGM Springfield casino is looking for women to fill unconventional roles
(Massachusetts) -- Despite recent rounds of company layoffs on a national level, MGM Springfield is looking for a few good men and women to fill their ranks. The...
article MGM casino in Springfield is looking to hire women in powerful roles
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield casino highlighting several current female employees in some unconventional roles within the industry.

6/24/2019

article A Boutique Hotel and an Open-Air Plaza Make MGM Springfield a Downtown Draw
(Massachusetts) -- The nearly $1 billion MGM Springfield opened last summer just up I-91 in Massachusetts with hoopla, media buzz and local pride for a downtown on the...

6/18/2019

article MGM Springfield not as hot as the company expected
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, a casino resort opened by MGM Resorts in Massachusetts last August, has yet to rise to the company’s expectations. Gross gaming...
article MGM Springfield on course to post disappointing first-year result
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts and the new MGM Springfield property is reportedly on track to record a disappointing first year despite recording a 2.14% increase...
article MGM Springfield Posts Third-Best Month as Boston Casino Prepares to Open
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield counted $22.29 million in revenue from its slot machines and tables games last month and the slots at Plainridge Park Casino generated...

6/17/2019

article MGM Springfield posts third-best month
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino reported $22.29 million in revenue from its slot machines and table games last month, and the slots at Plainridge Park...
article MGM Springfield reports May revenue; still trailing pre-opening predictions
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield reported gross gambling revenue in May of $22.285 million, a 2.14 % increase from the $21.8 million in gross gambling revenue the...
article MGM Springfield Revenues Up In May
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, saw an uptick in total gambling revenues last month. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission says the casino...
article State: MGM generated $22.2M in revenue in May
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has released May earnings numbers for MGM Springfield. Last month, the casino generated more than $22.2 million in...

6/10/2019

article Massachusetts: Springfield casino advisory committee member says its inaugural meeting is ‘long overdue’
(Massachusetts) -- An 11-member advisory committee, established earlier this year by the city to review operations at the MGM Springfield casino, has yet to meet. City...

5/31/2019

article MGM Springfield’s revenue misses due in part to lack of high-rollers and Eastern Mass. customers, casino President Michael Mathis says
(Massachusetts) -- The high rollers are not coming down the Mass Pike to Springfield in large numbers. As MGM Springfield’s gaming revenues continue to come in...

5/30/2019

article Casino report downplays connection to crime
(Massachusetts) -- The impact of MGM Springfield on crime in the area: is it a good news story, as the headline in the city's newspaper suggests? Or the top hot spot...
article MGM Springfield lays off 6 workers as part of job cuts across US operations
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield laid off six workers Thursday as part of the 557 company-wide job reductions announced by parent company MGM Resorts International....
article Casino report downplays connection to crime
(Massachusetts) -- The impact of MGM Springfield on crime in the area: is it a good news story, as the headline in the city's newspaper suggests? Or the top hot spot...

5/27/2019

article MGM Springfield Employs 700 Fewer Workers Than At Opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's workforce dropped to about 2,300 as of the end of March. That's a decrease of nearly 700 since the casino opened last summer...

5/24/2019

article MGM's Flirtations With Wynn Should Remind Springfield That 'Things Don't Last Forever'
(Massachusetts) -- As we look back at the news of this week, talks between MGM and Wynn Resorts over a possible sale of Wynn's soon-to-open casino in Everett,...
article Massachusetts regulator levies $100,000 fine against MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced that it has levied a $100,000 fine against MGM Resorts International for ‘multiple underage...
article MGM Springfield fined for underage violations, casino's design blamed
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield was fined $100,000 by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for multiple incidents involving underage people on the casino floor, either...

5/23/2019

article MGM Springfield fined $100G for multiple underage violations
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield was slapped with a $100,000 fine by state gambling regulators Thursday for “repeated noncompliance” in keeping underage...
article MGM Springfield Fined $100K For 'Multiple Underage Violations'
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts regulators have fined MGM Springfield $100,000 for falling short in its efforts to keep people under 21 from gambling or drinking...
article So far, so good: Report finds crime stable in downtown Springfield, region following opening of MGM casino
(Massachusetts) -- A report provided to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission found that crime, in general, was stable in downtown Springfield and beyond in the first four...

5/20/2019

article Possible Wynn/MGM casino deal could impact MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts is planning to open the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor Casino in Everett next month, but it could be sold to MGM Resorts International...

5/17/2019

article MGM Springfield GGR Plummets 15 Percent in April, Casino Nearly $100M Short of Expectations
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts’ MGM Springfield reported a month-to-month 15 percent gross gaming revenue (GGR) decline for April, but company officials aren...

5/16/2019

article Inside look at the VIP experience at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- For most of us, a visit to MGM Springfield is opulent enough with it's expansive gaming floor, trendy hot spots, and high end restaurants. However...
article Springfield Casino’s Monthly Revenue Off 15 Percent from March
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield counted revenues of $21.82 million in April, a 15 percent decline from the roughly eight-month-old casino’s best revenue month...

5/15/2019

article Foxwoods leader: no plans to buy MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- With only three weeks left in the General Assembly session, legislators still have no solutions on a variety of gambling issues. There is no agreement...
article Gaming revenue down at MGM for month of April
(Massachusetts) -- Revenue went down at MGM Springfield in the month of April, compared to the month before. Numbers released Saturday by the Massachusetts Gaming...
article MGM Springfield's April gambling revenue dips 15 percent
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield reported $21.8 million in gross gambling revenue in April, the $1 billion casino’s ninth month of operation. That’s a 15...

5/13/2019

article Springfield Casino Uses Sun, Rain to Grab Green Label
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s two full-scale casinos are sure to compete for customers, employees and attention, but MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor...

5/11/2019

article MGM Springfield earns LEED designation
(Massachusetts) -- The state’s two full-scale casinos are sure to compete for customers, employees and attention, but MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor...

5/10/2019

article Springfield casino uses sun, rain to grab green label
(Massachusetts) -- The state's two full-scale casinos are sure to compete for customers, employees and attention, but MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor could...

5/1/2019

article MGM Resorts to cut about 1,000 jobs by June but has not specified at which casinos
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts officials announced another wave of cost-cutting measures that include hundreds of layoffs. Chief Financial Officer Corey Sanders said...

4/29/2019

article Springfield casino earns $9.38M as MGM Resorts International sees 1st quarter profits rise
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield earned $9.38 million on $77.9 million in net revenue, according to quarterly results released Monday by corporate parent MGM Resorts...

4/25/2019

article MGM corporate-wide layoffs include jobs at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Corporate-wide layoffs announced Thursday by MGM Resorts International include two jobs at MGM Springfield, a spokesman confirmed. The two positions...

4/17/2019

article MGM Springfield Casino Win Soars 19 Percent, $25.7M Haul Resort’s Second All-Time Best Month
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield enjoyed a prosperous March where the integrated resort saw its casino floor win $25.7 million, an increase of 19 percent compared to...

4/16/2019

article March a big moneymaker for MGM & Plainridge
(Massachusetts) -- March was a good month for the state’s two gambling halls. Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield both pulled in more revenue from gaming...
article MGM Springfield gross gaming revenue up 19% in March; second-highest month since opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield reported $25.7 million in gross gaming revenue in March, up 19% from February. The numbers, released Tuesday by the Massachusetts...
article MGM Springfield Posts Its Second-Highest Monthly Revenue Figure
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino had its second-best month of business in March. This comes after the casino operator acknowledged its first six months of...
article MGM Springfield’s slots revenue climbed last month
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield kept $18.6 million in slot-machine revenue in March, the highest monthly total in its brief history, according to figures released...

4/15/2019

article MGM officials visit AIC to share, enlighten
(Massachusetts) -- Two officials from MGM, the downtown Springfield casino complex, paid a visit to AIC this month to share insights about the facility and give a few...

4/10/2019

article MGM courts Greater Boston gamblers with Fenway sponsorship
(Massachusetts) -- Red Sox fans who packed Fenway Park on Opening Day didn’t just witness another disap-pointing defeat. They also had prime seats for the newest...

3/29/2019

article MGM host referred "top-tier player" for problem gaming help
(Massachusetts) -- As problem gambling awareness month draws to a close, a longtime responsible gaming advisor who works with the Gaming Commission said Massachusetts...

3/28/2019

article MGM To Invest In $55M Housing Development Project Near Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A significant urban renewal project in the heart of the largest city in western Massachusetts may be moving forward with financial backing from casino...

3/25/2019

article Two new bars coming to MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino is planning to build two new bars on its 14.5 acre downtown campus. The company is seeking to build a new island bar on the...

3/21/2019

article MGM Springfield’s rooftop pool could open as soon as April
(Massachusetts) -- As temperatures continue to warm and lingering snow melts away, MGM Springfield’s rooftop pool is close to opening. If the weather continues to...

3/18/2019

article 6 Months After Springfield Casino Opens, Gambling Addiction Services Roll Out Slowly
(Massachusetts) -- Half a year since the opening of the MGM casino in Springfield, some mental health counselors are seeing an uptick in gambling among clients — though...

3/16/2019

article MGM Springfield is no match for Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods
(Massachusetts) -- Despite Gov. Ned Lamont's surprise suggestion two weeks ago, that MGM and the Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots might come to agreement about the...

3/15/2019

article MGM Springfield Casino Revenue Up In February
(Massachusetts) -- Revenue rebounded a bit in February at the first resort casino in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that gross gaming...

3/12/2019

article How's The Springfield Casino Doing?
(Massachusetts) -- It's been more than six months since the MGM casino in Springfield opened its doors to thousands of gamblers, and curious pedestrians. Here’...

3/11/2019

article Mechanical bartenders are mixing drinks at MGM Springfield and the technology is now headed to Las Vegas casinos
(Massachusetts) -- If you get a cocktail on the MGM Springfield gaming floor, odds are a machine mixed it up. Automated beverage systems have been used at back-of-house...
article MGM Resorts considering expansion of automated bartender machines
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts is considering expanding its use of automated technology, that is already being used at their casino in Springfield. MGM Springfield has...
article 6 Months After Casino Opens, Gambling Addiction Services Roll Out... Slowly
(Massachusetts) -- Half a year since the opening of the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, some mental health counselors are seeing an uptick in gambling among...

3/6/2019

article MGM Still Trying To Keep Unattended Minors Off Gaming Floor Of Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The first resort casino in Massachusetts, MGM Springfield, continues to struggle with keeping minors away from the gaming floor. From the day it...

3/4/2019

article MGM Springfield continues to crack down on underage gambling
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is trying to crack down on minors gambling on the casino floor. The casino said there was an increase in people caught who were under...
article MGM Springfield takes over management of Symphony Hall under initial 4-month, $110,000 interim contract
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has an interim contract with the city to take over management of Symphony Hall. Under the agreement, the city is proposing to pay an...

3/2/2019

article MGM Springfield sees spike in minors on gambling floor, cites stepped-up surveillance
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, in its latest quarterly report, said there was a spike in minors found on the gambling floor at its $960 million resort casino in...

3/1/2019

article MGM Gets More Time For Springfield Housing Deal
(Massachusetts) -- Casino regulators in Massachusetts are allowing MGM more time to develop the housing that is to accompany the Las Vegas company’s gambling...

2/28/2019

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission OKs 30-day extension for MGM Springfield to consider aiding historic Court Square housing project
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted MGM Springfield a 30-day extension Thursday to continue working with the city and developers as its...

2/26/2019

article With Help From MGM, Financing Is Falling In Place For $55M Springfield Housing Development
(Massachusetts) -- Facing a Friday deadline, MGM will ask Massachusetts casino regulators for more time to meet a commitment to build housing in downtown Springfield. A...

2/25/2019

article Historic Preservation Award Sought For MGM Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Casino regulators in Massachusetts have endorsed an application by MGM to receive an award for historic preservation for the design and construction...

2/24/2019

article Has MGM Springfield made good on its promises to city, state?
(Massachusetts) -- When MGM Springfield opened its doors as Massachusetts' first full casino six months ago, the work to meet the entertainment, employment,...

2/17/2019

article MGM Springfield Sees Lowest Monthly Revenues Yet in January, Earning Just $19.7M
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield earned just $19.7 million in gross gambling revenue in January, the lowest figure yet for the casino since it opened in August 2018....

2/15/2019

article January revenue numbers released for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming officials have released January revenue numbers for MGM Springfield. The Mass. Gaming Commission reported that the Springfield resort-...
article MGM Springfield gambling revenue for January lowest since opening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s gross gambling revenue of $19.7 million for the month January was the lowest revenue of any full month of operation since the...

2/13/2019

article MGM Springfield owner reports revenue up at its regional casinos
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas-based parent of MGM Springfield, said Wednesday it had a loss of 6 cents per share in the fourth quarter of...

2/10/2019

article MGM Springfield casino faces challenges, competition with Connecticut and Encore Boston Harbor in 2019
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield opened in August to great fanfare. The black-tie gala that punctuated its grand opening was the culmination of decades of effort first...

1/26/2019

article MGM’s casino hopes to up the ante in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The cocktail is called #Fakenews. Made with Russian vodka. Another witty touch at a casino packed with offbeat little details. How could I pass that...

1/22/2019

article MGM Springfield not emerging as the tough competitor Connecticut casinos once feared
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield isn’t drawing as many gamblers or their dollars away from two Connecticut casinos as that state once feared. Connecticut budget...

1/15/2019

article MGM Springfield Total Revenue Recovers Slightly From Downward Trend
(Massachusetts) -- Gaming revenue at the casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, recovered slightly last month after a downward trend. But table gaming revenue is still...
article MGM Springfield’s December gaming revenue represents third straight month of steady profits
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield generated nearly $21.6 million in gaming revenues in December, an increase of $335,311 over the amount received in November, but...

1/7/2019

article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno adds 3 residents to MGM Springfield casino advisory committee
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has appointed three residents to serve on an 11-member MGM Springfield Community Advisory Committee, with the task of providing...

1/6/2019

article Casino goer gives eyewitness account of medical incident at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- A Facebook post about a medical emergency last night at the MGM Springfield casino is getting close to a thousand shares. We have learned that the man...

1/4/2019

article City Council appoints 3 residents to serve on MGM Springfield community advisory committee
(Massachusetts) -- City Council leaders have selected three residents to serve on an 11-member MGM Springfield Community Advisory Committee that is intended to provide...
article What will MGM’s recently announced cost-cutting plan mean for MGM Springfield?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, parent of the new MGM Springfield resort casino, plans to cut $100 million in U.S. payroll over the next two years. Overall...

12/21/2018

article MGM Reports New Springfield Casino On Target For Visitors, Workforce Diversity
(Massachusetts) -- It has been nearly four months since the first resort casino in Massachusetts opened in Springfield and industry regulators Thursday heard a progress...

12/20/2018

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission praises smooth opening of MGM Springfield, changes to address underage access to gaming floor
(Massachusetts) -- Members and representatives of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday praised the opening months of the $960 million MGM Springfield casino,...
article MGM: Massachusetts casino drew 1 million visitors in 6 weeks
(Massachusetts) -- One million visitors checked out Massachusetts’ first resort casino in its first six weeks of operation. MGM Springfield reported attendance...

12/18/2018

article MGM Springfield Reports Third Consecutive Monthly Revenue Decline, Connecticut Tribes Renew Satellite Casino Push
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has won fewer gross gaming revenue dollars in each month since it opened in August. The $960 million integrated casino resort reported...
article MGM Springfield's gaming revenues falling short, expert says
(Massachusetts) -- After three months, Massachusetts’ first and so far only full-scale casino is underperforming, according to a Northeast gaming expert who chairs...
article MGM Springfield's Nov. gaming revenues down almost $1M
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield posted a roughly 4.5 percent month-over-month decline in November gaming revenues, the $960 million casino's third full month in...
article Revenues dip at MGM's Massachusetts casino in 3rd month open
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling revenues have dropped at MGM Springfield in the third month of operation at the Massachusetts’ first resort casino. The state Gaming...

12/17/2018

article MGM Springfield Revenues Are Down, But Slots Payouts Are Up
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, reported its revenues dropped slightly in November. But it's paying out more to slot machine...
article Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?
(Massachusetts) -- Vegas denizens are so accustomed to the sound of slot machines, their brains register them as white noise. They greet you when you land at Vegas...

12/10/2018

article MGM Springfield's door-to-door service begins today
(Massachusetts) -- A door-to-door service could turn things around for MGM Springfield. It started operating a new bus service on Monday that accommodates players from...

12/8/2018

article There's plenty to eat and drink at MGM Springfield. We took a closer look at it all
(Massachusetts) -- Food and drink are part of the entertainment at MGM Springfield’s new $960 million casino complex, which opened with fanfare (and a literal...

12/6/2018

article MGM offering round-trip buses from Connecticut to Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is enticing Connecticut gamblers to check out its new $960 million Springfield casino with weekday, round-trip buses from...

11/29/2018

article Boston-based developer to build several retail businesses in downtown Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- A Boston based-developer is planning to construct a building for several retail businesses near MGM Springfield. Davenport Properties said the MGM...

11/20/2018

article MGM Springfield casino earnings fall $4.7m in October
(Massachusetts) -- After what President and Chief Operating Officer for MGM Springfield, Mike Mathis called a “solid visitor volume” for the new casino...

11/19/2018

article The slots are spinning, but are officials also spinning when it comes to crime?
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts is taking a gamble on casinos and 5 Investigates is poring through police data to see if all the rhetoric matches reality, and asking a...
article There's plenty to eat and drink at MGM Springfield. We took a closer look at it all.
(Massachusetts) -- Food and drink are part of the entertainment at MGM Springfield’s new $960 million casino complex, which opened with fanfare (and a literal...

11/17/2018

article MGM Springfield casino earnings drop in October
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino players bet less money in October, which means the state took in less money in gambling tax revenues. On...

11/1/2018

article MGM Springfield revenues in line with expectations, says company
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield brought in $42.5 million in net revenue over its first five weeks of operation, according to the third-quarter earnings report...

10/30/2018

article With over 2 dozen current job openings, MGM Springfield Career Center moving to 95 State Street
(Massachusetts) -- With more than two dozen jobs currently available, MGM Springfield is moving its career center to the company's administrative building located at...

10/25/2018

article State Gaming Commission discuss MGM Springfield's impact on public safety
(Massachusetts) -- Before the casino opened, there was concern that criminals would be drawn to the increased foot traffic in downtown Springfield, but that has not been...

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...

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