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Holyoke to get $50,000, plus $1.28 million over 15 years and jobs from proposed MGM Springfield casino

MGM Resorts International will pay the city $50,000 up front and nearly $1.28 million over 15 years and commit to providing residents with "hundreds of permanent job opportunities" in relation to its proposed casino in Springfield, officials said Monday.

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10/16/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

10/2/2017

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

9/29/2017

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

9/28/2017

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

9/27/2017

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

9/26/2017

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

9/25/2017

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

9/17/2017

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

9/16/2017

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

9/15/2017

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

9/14/2017

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

8/30/2017

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

8/29/2017

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

8/18/2017

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

7/18/2017

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

6/14/2017

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

6/13/2017

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

6/7/2017

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

5/30/2017

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

4/12/2017

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

3/29/2017

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

3/28/2017

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

3/20/2017

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

3/15/2017

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

3/10/2017

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

3/3/2017

article Officials Downplay Threat Of Competition To MGM Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The first casino under construction in western Massachusetts remains on pace to open as scheduled before the end of next year. But, by then, the MGM...

3/2/2017

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

3/1/2017

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

2/28/2017

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

2/27/2017

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

2/22/2017

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

2/20/2017

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

2/18/2017

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

1/25/2017

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

1/20/2017

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

1/4/2017

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

12/30/2016

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

12/28/2016

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

12/1/2016

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

11/30/2016

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

11/25/2016

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

11/20/2016

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

11/11/2016

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

10/5/2016

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

9/26/2016

article A 200-foot crane is going up at Springfield’s casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Another big change is taking shape in Springfield’s ever-changing skyline. There were two very tall towers on the MGM Springfield casino site...
article MGM Springfield construction continues on schedule
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino of Massachusetts continues with the construction process, remaining on schedule to open in September of 2018. Several areas...

9/20/2016

article Lawmakers to assess impact of casinos on surrounding communities
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield plans to open their casino in September 2018. Under the state’s expanded gaming law, lawmakers must examine the impacts that...

9/16/2016

article MGM Springfield construction is on schedule
(Massachusetts) -- State and local leaders put on their hard hats Friday for the latest tour of the MGM Springfield construction site. Tishman Construction‘s Vice...
article MGM Springfield gives site tour as buildings begin to rise in casino complex
(Massachusetts) -- A crane loomed over the construction site, workers cut sheet metal and construction vehicles dotted 14.5 acres of dirt and concrete as MGM Springfield...

8/31/2016

article Construction continues at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Construction continues at MGM Springfield as crews are currently laying the groundwork for MGM Springfield’s Resort Casino. The foundation for...

8/22/2016

article Laying the groundwork for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Crews are laying the groundwork for MGM Springfield‘s $950 million resort casino. The foundation for the first floor of MGM’s planned six-...

8/19/2016

article Gaming Commission votes to fund temporary parking solution during casino construction
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) voted Thursday to approve $50,000 to assist Springfield with the implementation of the first 90 days of a...
article Groundwork laid out for the first floor of the MGM hotel
(Massachusetts) -- A new update for the MGM construction in Springfield. Concrete has been poured to create the first floor of the MGM Hotel along Main Street.

8/18/2016

article Mass. Gaming Commission considering shuttle bus to address MGM Springfield parking woes, but Caring Health cries foul
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously voted to explore funding a $50,000 trial shuttle bus program in Springfield's downtown, as local...

8/12/2016

article Photos: Structures beginning to rise on MGM Springfield casino site in South End
(Massachusetts) -- The demolition is almost done, the concrete trucks are on the site and structures are beginning to rise for the MGM Springfield casino project in...

7/27/2016

article Plumbing and utility work on MGM casino underway
(Massachusetts) -- Construction work continues in Springfield’s South End to make way for MGM Springfield’s $950 million resort casino. Project Spokesperson...

7/11/2016

article MGM Springfield and community colleges plan casino table game school for downtown Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, Springfield Community College and Holyoke Community college plan to establish a casino gambling floor staff and table-game...

7/10/2016

article MGM To Create New Culinary Training Program In Holyoke
(Massachusetts) -- Officials Monday will announce an agreement to help local residents train for culinary careers at the MGM Springfield casino.

6/29/2016

article Convenience store out, print shop in as MGM Springfield begins to influence Main Street business landscape
(Massachusetts) -- A print shop is replacing a convenience store in downtown Springfield, as the upcoming opening of the MGM Springfield casino begins to reshape Main...

6/24/2016

article MGM Springfield completes demolition and facade preservation of United Electric Light building on State Street
(Massachusetts) -- Site preparations for the $950 million MGM Springfield casino are ongoing, although a significant milestone has been reached. This week, construction...

5/21/2016

article MGM Springfield begins partial demolition of United Electric Light building for casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield continued site preparations for its $950 million casino project in the South End, beginning a partial demolition project targeting the...

5/20/2016

article MGM CEO: Casino will be ‘solid double or triple’
(Massachusetts) -- The city’s top economic development officer, Kevin Kennedy, isn’t concerned about how Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International chairman and...

5/17/2016

article MGM begins work on first structure of Massachusetts casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is preparing to erect the first new structure of its $950 million Springfield casino. Crews have been clearing the roughly...

5/12/2016

article Mass Gaming Commission approves MGM Springfield redesign
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved MGM Springfield's long-debated redesign during a meeting at the MassMutual Center...
article Massachusetts Gambling Commission Oks MGM's Redesign Of Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators have approved a redesign of the MGM Springfield casino with the chairman of the state gaming commission saying he...
article MGM to begin construction on garage for Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts will begin construction of a seven-level, 3,400-space parking garage later this month, a step that would mark the first significant step...

5/10/2016

article Mass. Gaming Commission expected to vote on MGM Springfield redesign Thursday
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission expects to vote on MGM Springfield's long-debated redesign at a meeting in the MassMutual Center on Thursday....

5/9/2016

article Public invited to hear latest MGM Springfield casino plans during Armoury-Quadrangle meeting
(Massachusetts) -- The public is invited to the next meeting of the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association on Thursday, May 19, to hear from MGM Springfield officials...

4/23/2016

article MGM Plans To Convert Former School Building To Housing As Part Of Casino Deal
(Massachusetts) -- MGM, which is building a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, has purchased the former central administration building of the city’s public...

4/22/2016

article Church being moved to make way for casino
(Massachusetts) -- A historic Massachusetts church started slowly rolling along the street Tuesday to make way for a nearly $1 billion casino.

3/29/2016

article Springfield waits on big gamble to pay off
(Massachusetts) -- This time last year, MGM officials and state and city leaders were reveling in a confetti-filled groundbreaking at the future site of a resort casino...

3/28/2016

article Gaming Commission wraps up final meeting on Brockton casino
(Massachusetts) -- The state gaming commission met in Brockton Monday for a final time before making its decision on the casino proposed for the Brockton Fairgrounds.
article Work on Massachusetts MGM casino kicking into full gear
(Massachusetts) -- This time last year, MGM officials and state and city leaders were reveling in a confetti-filled groundbreaking at the future site of a resort casino...

3/24/2016

article 1 year after MGM Springfield groundbreaking, what has changed?
(Massachusetts) -- It has been one year the groundbreaking celebration for MGM Springfield’s much-anticipated resort in the South End. Since then, much has changed...

3/23/2016

article Funds Sought To Mitigate Casino Construction Impacts
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is being asked to pay out more than $2.5 million from a special fund to resolve problems blamed on the...
article Hampden County sheriff requests $2 million from Gaming Commission to mitigate MGM Springfield impact on addiction center
(Massachusetts) -- The Hampden County Sheriff's Department has requested $2 million from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Community Mitigation Fund to cover costs...

3/18/2016

article With A Casino Coming To Downtown, So Are More Cops
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Springfield, Massachusetts plans to hire 59 police officers this year, the largest addition to the city’s police department in 20...

3/2/2016

article Two months since construction started at the MGM casino site
(Massachusetts) -- It’s mostly demolition work, which will continue through the spring, and possibly summer. Crews could start tearing down the Rescue Mission...

2/23/2016

article Somerville mayor, Wynn casino emissary sought last-minute compromise
(Massachusetts) -- As plans for a world-class casino on the Mystic River have inched forward over the past three years, opponents have gradually fallen by the wayside....

2/22/2016

article City Council to consider approval of MGM Springfield casino site plans, design changes
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton said the council will consider a final vote on Monday night on the site plan for the MGM Springfield casino...
article MGM Springfield's design changes approved by City Council
(Massachusetts) -- The site plan for the MGM Springfield casino project won approval Monday night from the City Council, including its design, protections for abutting...

2/21/2016

article City Council To Vote On MGM Springfield Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is expected to vote Monday on the final design plans for the MGM casino.

2/17/2016

article City Council moves to Round 5 on MGM Springfield casino site plan review, abutters' concerns
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council resumes its review of the MGM Springfield casino site plan on Wednesday, with council President Michael Fenton expecting significant...
article Crews prepare casino site to move a 129-year-old church
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield plans to complete construction of their resort casino by the fall of 2018. Construction crews have been busy digging, demolishing, and...
article New conditions for MGM Springfield project approved by City Council
(Massachusetts) -- New conditions for the MGM Springfield casino project aimed at meeting some of the concerns raised by abutting property owners, were approved...

2/14/2016

article MGM Casino Considered Key Element Of Springfield's Rebirth
(Massachusetts) -- In 2011, a tornado crossed the Connecticut River into Springfield, cutting a swath of damage through one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city....
article MGM Springfield, Mass. casinos looking to big new year: Outlook 2016
(Massachusetts) -- With one gaming facility already open in Massachusetts and the MGM Springfield and Wynn Everett facilities moving through the construction process,...

2/5/2016

article MGM Springfield to reopen community office in Monarch Place, five months after closure
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is planning to reopen its community office within its Monarch Place corporate suite, five months after it closed its 1441 Main Street...

2/3/2016

article City Council Holds Further Meetings on MGM Springfield Casino Project
(Massachusetts) -- Michael Fenton, the President of the City Council, announced that two additional meetings of the city council have been scheduled. During the meetings...
article City Council President Mike Fenton: MGM Springfield casino review deepens but project not slowed as result
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton has scheduled two additional council meetings to evaluate the MGM Springfield casino site plan, but said the...

1/26/2016

article 2 partial road closures for MGM Springfield casino project approved despite abutter concerns
(Massachusetts) -- Portions of Bliss and Howard streets in the city's South End will be closed as public ways within the $950 million MGM Springfield footprint, as a...
article City Council, MGM Springfield begin answering abutters concerns about traffic, parking issues
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors, completing their third day of hearings on the MGM Springfield casino site plans on Monday, acknowledged that it will take...
article Does Plainridge Park Portend Trouble for MGM Springfield?
(Massachusetts) -- As the first facility opened in the Bay State’s new gaming era, Plainridge Park Casino launched to wild success — for the first month,...

1/25/2016

article City Council & MGM Springfield discussions delay the design vote
(Massachusetts) -- It could be weeks before the Springfield City Council votes to approve or reject MGM’s design changes. City councilors and MGM Springfield...
article City Council, MGM Springfield begin answering abutters concerns about traffic, parking issues
(Massachusetts) -- City councilors, completing their third day of hearings on the MGM Springfield casino site plans on Monday, acknowledged that it will take...

1/24/2016

article Springfield City Council set to focus on concerns raised by abutters of MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council, set to resume its review of the MGM Springfield casino site plan on Monday, is planning to focus on concerns raised by adjacent...

1/22/2016

article MGM Springfield casino raises traffic concerns
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s Springfield casino project has raised concerns among adjacent property owners who fear that the construction may cause traffic problems.

1/20/2016

article MGM Springfield casino project abutters raise concerns about traffic design, congestion
(Massachusetts) -- Property owners who abut the MGM Springfield casino project in the South End area urged the City Council on Wednesday night to set conditions that...

1/19/2016

article Public gives mostly raves to MGM Springfield casino project in first City Council hearing
(Massachusetts) -- Many area residents and representatives of business and labor urged the City Council on Tuesday to support the latest design of the MGM Springfield...

1/18/2016

article MGM officials are leading a tour of their planned casino site in western Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- MGM officials are leading a tour of their planned casino site in western Massachusetts. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis and other casino...
article MGM Springfield casino project: City Council takes the reins in site plan hearings
(Massachusetts) -- City Council President Michael Fenton said a series of hearings over the next two weeks sets the stage for thoughtful, fair decisions by the council...

1/17/2016

article PHOTOS: MGM Springfield Demolition
(Massachusetts) -- Construction crews demolished the Zanetti School Tuesday to make way for the $950 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield.

1/11/2016

article When will MGM’s design change be approved or rejected?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield started taking down the Alfred Zanetti Elementary School on Monday; it’s the first major building in the path of their $950...

1/8/2016

article MGM Springfield to finally demolish former Zanetti School ahead of major construction of $950 million casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield announced Friday that it will proceed with the long-awaited demolition of former, vacant Alfred G. Zanetti School on Howard Street...

1/1/2016

article MGM Springfield construction you can expect in January
(Massachusetts) -- After months of delays, MGM will be back to do some more demolition work at the casino site this month. Last week, MGM Springfield spokeswoman Carole...

12/29/2015

article MGM Says Demolition For Casino Project Will Begin In January
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International is planning to start demolishing buildings in mid-January to clear the site in downtown Springfield where the company...

12/22/2015

article Springfield City Council approves casino overlay district
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield City Council has unanimously approved a new casino overlay district that outlines the borders of the upcoming $950 million MGM Springfield...
article Springfield City Council Approves Zoning District For Proposed MGM Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield City Council voted Monday to approve a zoning ordinance outlining the footprint of MGM’s casino. The vote is another procedural...
article “Casino Overlay District” will establish zoning guidelines
(Massachusetts) -- At least one of the speakers at Monday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, spoke passionately about mapping a “Casino Overlay...

12/21/2015

article City Council approves zoning district for MGM Springfield, allowing demolition and site work to proceed
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council approved a new casino overlay district on Monday that outlines the boundaries of the $950 million MGM Springfield project and allows...

12/20/2015

article Springfield City Council considers casino overlay district, final OK of new historic district
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council will tackle issues on Monday ranging from creating a special zone for the MGM Springfield casino project to taking an informal vote...

12/17/2015

article Mass. Gaming Commission memo: Majority of MGM Springfield design changes unlikely to affect casino appeal to customers
(Massachusetts) -- HLT Advisory Inc., Toronto-based consulting firm to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has offered an analysis of MGM Springfield's proposed...
article Mass. Gaming Commission signs off on MGM Springfield casino starting work
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow MGM Springfield to begin early demolition and construction as part of work...
article MGM Resorts Receives Final Mass. License For $950 Million Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International said Thursday it has received its final state license from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its $950 million casino...

12/10/2015

article Welcomed good news as casino moves forward: Editorial
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino project needed some genuine good news, and Mother Nature has helped deliver it.

12/9/2015

article Mild weather allowing MGM Springfield to complete paving in South End ahead of major I-91 construction
(Massachusetts) -- Mild December weather has allowed contractors to nearly complete paving projects -- including work on Union and on State streets related to the MGM...
article Springfield City Council to consider OK of casino overlay district
(Massachusetts) -- The City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Dec. 21, to consider approving a casino overlay district in the South End that would establish...

12/4/2015

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Hears Mixed Reviews Of MGM Springfield Casino Changes
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are pressing for more details on why the cost of MGM’s planned Springfield casino has ballooned. The...

12/3/2015

article Biggest concerns over MGM new casino design
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield residents still aren’t sold on how MGM’s new design changes will pull people off the highway to play at the casino. MGM...
article Gambling regulators seek more details on MGM casino costs
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gambling regulators are pressing for more details on why the cost of MGM's planned Springfield casino has ballooned. Casino...
article Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby stresses importance of public input following meeting on MGM Springfield design changes
(Massachusetts) -- Following the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Thursday hearings on proposed MGM Springfield design changes, Chairman Stephen Crosby stressed the...
article Mass. Gaming Commission scrutinizes proposed MGM Springfield design changes at MassMutual Center
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials continued to make their case for proposed design changes that would, among many things, replace a 25-story hotel with a six...
article MGM pitches design changes to the Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- MGM still needs to convince the state Gaming Commission and Springfield’s City Council to approve their design changes. 22News was in...
article State Gaming Regulators Quiz MGM, Then Hear Mixed Public Reaction To Casino Design Changes
(Massachusetts) -- MGM continues to defend design changes for its Springfield casino, this time before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which held a public meeting...

12/2/2015

article Massachusetts Gaming Commission to hear from public on proposed MGM Springfield design changes at Thursday hearing
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming officials will be in town Thursday to gather public input and promote discussion on the proposed design changes to the MGM Springfield...

11/30/2015

article City, State Officials Set To Review Latest MGM Springfield Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The latest plans by MGM Resorts International for building a casino in Springfield will be carefully scrutinized in the next few weeks by local...

11/23/2015

article MGM Springfield casino site plan deemed 'complete,' setting stage for City Council hearing
(Massachusetts) -- City officials announced on Monday that MGM Springfield's revised site plan application for a proposed $950 million casino project is now complete...
article MGM: Cost of Springfield casino resort price jumps to $950 million
(Massachusetts) -- The cost of MGM's planned resort casino in downtown Springfield has risen from $800 million to $950 million, despite the company's efforts to...

11/20/2015

article I-Team: In-depth 2 part report on MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Eight months ago MGM Springfield celebrated its groundbreaking. Since then, we haven’t seen many shovels go into the ground. In a two part...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Schedules Review Of MGM Springfield Plans
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is scheduled to come to Springfield on December 3 for a public meeting where officials from MGM are expected to...

11/19/2015

article State leaders don’t want MGM revisions to cut jobs
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield says they’re ready to spend a $150 million dollars more than originally planned on their resort casino. As MGM proposes these...

11/18/2015

article MGM Massachusetts Casino Changes Lifts Cost to $950 Million
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International said enhancements to its planned casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, will increase the projected cost to $950 million from...
article MGM says it will spend $950m on casino in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Faced with nagging concerns about their commitment to open a casino here, MGM Resorts executives on Wednesday afternoon tried to quell any lingering...
article MGM Springfield affirms commitments, cites $950 million investment in public casino presentation
(Massachusetts) -- Hundreds of Springfield residents filled seats at CityStage Wednesday afternoon, as MGM Springfield officials delivered new details about the casino...
article MGM Springfield casino presentation draws applause, mostly positive reviews from near-capacity CityStage crowd
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, in presenting its latest plans for a casino project here, with a price tag that has now climbed to $950 million, drew applause and...
article Read MGM Springfield's full casino presentation
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials delivered a presentation at CityStage Wednesday afternoon, detailing changes in a proposed redesign and giving $950 million...
article MGM official: Massachusetts casino will cost more than $950M
(Massachusetts) -- The price tag for MGM's planned resort casino in the city continues to climb. The downtown casino, hotel and entertainment complex had been...
article MGM to update public on changes to Springfield casino plans
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield leaders have invited representatives of MGM Resorts to a public conference to explain recent changes to its $800 million casino project....
article MGM Boss: ‘Gosh Golly,’ The Springfield Casino Will Still Be Big
(Massachusetts) -- MGM officials are trying to win-over skeptical residents and elected officials in Springfield. The casino company is on the defensive after...

11/16/2015

article MGM Springfield's presentation to Mass. Gaming Commission over project redesign postponed until December
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield's next presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which is expected to feature financial details of the company's...

11/14/2015

article MGM discussing major changes to Massachusetts casino design
(Massachusetts) -- MGM is presenting significant changes to its planned $800 million Springfield, Massachusetts casino. The Las Vegas casino giant’s proposal is...

11/12/2015

article Local decisions on MGM Springfield's revised casino plans expected before end of 2015
(Massachusetts) -- If MGM Springfield is going to get necessary state and city regulatory approvals for its estimated $800 million casino resort project, those OKs will...
article MGM Springfield: What would you ask the casino company about its downsized casino plan?
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will publicly present before local officials next week to explain its recently announced casino changes that are expected to decrease...

11/10/2015

article Amid controversy over reduction of casino footprint, MGM Springfield erects billboards along East Columbus Avenue
(Massachusetts) -- While MGM Springfield isn't slated to open until 2018, it has erected three large billboards along East Columbus Avenue to promote the casino'...
article MGM Officials Complete Pilgrimage to Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts, which is building an $800 million casino resort in Springfield, saw its shares rising in price last week after it announced that it was...
article MGM Springfield looking to hire veterans, met goals in hiring women and minorities
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is putting pressure on MGM Springfield to focus on diversity in their workforce. The gaming commission ensures MGM...

11/9/2015

article As MGM Springfield downsizes, experts say changes to casino projects are not unusual
(Massachusetts) -- In Maryland, months after a company received a license to build a new casino at a golf resort and convention center, financing troubles forced it to...

11/6/2015

article MGM Outlines Changes To Springfield Casino Project For State Officials
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming industry regulators are soliciting public comment on MGM’s proposed changes to the Springfield casino project. In its most...

11/3/2015

article MGM execs to hold casino talks with Springfield leaders
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts worldwide (MGM) shares were climbing Thursday following its announcement that it's forming a real estate investment trust that will...

10/30/2015

article MGM execs hold casino talks with Springfield leaders
(Massachusetts) -- MGM's top executive says more design changes are in store for the company's $800 million Springfield but none he would deem major.

10/29/2015

article MGM CEO Reaffirms His Commitment To Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- The top brass of MGM Resorts International traveled to Springfield Thursday to mend fences with Mayor Domenic Sarno, the biggest booster of their...
article MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren apologizes for poor communication on casino redesign (video)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren issued a mea culpa for poor communication with the city of Springfield at a press conference Thursday,...
article MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren reaffirms commitment, vows better communications on Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer James Murren said Thursday the company has never wavered from its commitment to a world class...
article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno accepts MGM's apology for communication on casino redesign (video)
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic Sarno said he accepted MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren's apology for poor communication at a press conference this...

10/28/2015

article The MGM casino games begin: Reader viewpoint
(Massachusetts) -- The Council of Churches of Greater Springfield with nearly 300 affiliate members, representing all faiths, attempted to warn the City of Springfield...

10/27/2015

article Springfield Officials Reject New MGM Casino Plan As "Incomplete"
(Massachusetts) -- The top brass from MGM Resorts International are coming to Springfield, Massachusetts this week to do some fence- mending. Mayor Domenic Sarno and...

10/26/2015

article At Mayor’s request, MGM C.E.O. to come to Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno requested MGM’s C.E.O., President and MGM Springfield President all show up in Springfield and explain their...
article CEO of MGM, other company execs to meet with Springfield officials over changes in casino
(Massachusetts) -- The chief executive of MGM Resorts International has agreed to join other top company officials at a meeting with city officials in Springfield to...
article City to MGM Springfield: Your casino site plan application is 'incomplete'
(Massachusetts) -- The city on Monday notified MGM Springfield that its casino site plan application, submitted last week, is being returned as "incomplete"...

10/25/2015

article Changes in Springfield casino project raises questions
(Massachusetts) -- When executives at MGM Resorts International removed a 25-story hotel tower from their plans for a casino complex in Springfield, they ran the risk of...

10/24/2015

article Springfield City Council candidates talk casino, crime, residency requirements for city workers
(Massachusetts) -- Eight of the 10 at-large candidates for Springfield City Council attended Thursday evening's election forum at Classical Condominiums, where they...

10/23/2015

article City Council split on MGM design changes
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s proposed changes to its casino are being met with initial push back from the people who have to approve it. The 22News I-Team discovered...
article City officials seek full rationale for downsized MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- The city has called on MGM Springfield to appear before local officials Thursday with explanations for its plans to reduce the size of its casino...

10/22/2015

article City Councilors Vow To Drive A Hard Bargain Over MGM Springfield Casino Downsizing
(Massachusetts) -- A majority of city councilors in Springfield, Massachusetts say they are very concerned about the proposal by MGM to downsize the casino project.
article MGM credibility at “all-time low,” city councilor says
(Massachusetts) -- With one member saying MGM’s credibility is at an “all-time low,” Springfield City Councilors expressed frustration with the design...

10/21/2015

article Councilor Bud Williams wants temporary halt in permits issued for MGM Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Now that MGM Springfield has cut the footprint of its planned resort casino in the city's South End by 14 percent and replaced a 25-floor hotel...
article Mass. Top Casino Regulator Calls MGM Springfield Design Changes "Significant"
(Massachusetts) -- MGM wants to shrink by 14 percent its proposed resort casino development in Springfield, Massachusetts. The proposal surprised and angered the city’s...

10/20/2015

article Lawmakers are concerned MGM will continue to downsize its casino
(Massachusetts) -- Less than a month after MGM Springfield scrapped plans for a glass tower, the casino company now wants to downsize the entire project. State lawmakers...
article MGM plans 14% reduction in size of resort casino project
(Massachusetts) -- MGM recently announced plans to get rid of its planned 25-story glass hotel tower, and now the casino company has filed a plan to reduce the square...
article MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis: Jobs, revenue, 'world class' project remains despite plans for size reduction
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said Tuesday that the company remains committed to a "world class' casino in the city and its pledge...
article MGM Springfield seeks approval to reduce project's square footage by nearly 14 percent, shrinking retail space, theaters, dining and bowling alley
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is reducing the size of its casino development by 14 percent, including a significant cut in retail space, a smaller bowling alley and...
article MGM Wants To Shrink Springfield Resort Casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has announced that it plans to cut the size of its casino development in Springfield by nearly 14 percent. In a notice of...
article Political Notebook: MGM Springfield presents 'The Incredible Shrinking Casino Plan'
(Massachusetts) -- Now playing in Theater 1 – er, a downsized Theater 1, that is – "The Incredible Shrinking Casino Plan," a new tragicomedy by...
article Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno: 'Incomprehensible' that MGM officials didn't disclose nearly 14 percent reduction in square footage
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said Tuesday it is "incomprehensible" that MGM executives did not disclose multiple proposed reductions its...

10/14/2015

article MGM exec: We introduced Sarno to Lucchino to help launch Springfield-PawSox talks
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said Wednesday that the Las Vegas company helped initiate talks between Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and...
article MGM Springfield to update city officials regarding casino plans within next month
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield executives will meet with City of Springfield officials within the next 30 days for another round of updates on the project, the...
article Updates on MGM Springfield expected in the coming month
(Massachusetts) -- The next round of updates on the MGM casino project are expected to be announced within the coming month. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis...

10/9/2015

article MGM Resorts head visiting Springfield to ‘reaffirm’ casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts global (NYSE:MGM) was upgraded by Zacks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on...

10/7/2015

article OP/ED: Steve Wynn’s unwelcome, and unnecessary, libel lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Like the cityof Boston, Steve Wynn has every right to file lawsuits. Whether that’s really a good idea, though, is a different question. The...

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