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MGM Springfield Casino Revenue Up In February

Revenue rebounded a bit in February at the first resort casino in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that gross gaming revenue at MGM Springfield in February totaled $21.5 million, an increase of 9 percent over January. Since its opening last August, the casino’s monthly take has lagged behind projections.

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10/17/2020

article MGM Springfield Didn’t Increase Problem Gambling, Says Study
(Massachusetts) -- New research by the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found...

10/15/2020

article Report: No boost found in problem gambling from MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Two years after MGM Springfield became the first resort-style casino in the state, data and surveys indicate that the region and city have seen...

10/14/2020

article Study: MGM Springfield pumped $974M into Massachusetts economy in first year
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield supported $356.9 million in new personal income and $974.2 million in new output within the Massachusetts economy in its first year of...
article Two Years After MGM Springfield Opened, Economic Benefits Noted But No Increase in Problem Gambling Detected
(Massachusetts) -- The opening of MGM Springfield – the first resort-style casino in the state – stimulated the local and statewide economy and enhanced job...

10/12/2020

press release MGM Springfield owner trying to raise $750M in cash; warns investors COVID-19 impact could worsen
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International, owners of the MGM Springfield casino, is looking to raise $750 million in cash to fund its operations and retire other...

10/6/2020

article Wahlburgers location at MGM Springfield nears opening
(Massachusetts) -- Wahlburgers is nearing completion of its 4,500-square-foot restaurant at MGM Springfield in the city’s South End more than two years after movie...

9/27/2020

article As a fishing dispute in N.S. sees no swift end, it wasn't always this way
(Nova Scotia) -- The fishery has always been essential to the inhabitants of what is known today as Nova Scotia, but a conflict has erupted over who benefits from the...

9/14/2020

article MGM Springfield to reopen Chandler Steakhouse Oct. 2 as part of phased expansion
(Massachusetts) -- One of Springfield’s best fine dining options is planning to reopen soon with MGM Springfield announcing it will reopen the popular Chandler...

8/31/2020

article OP/ED: For MGM Springfield, There’s Not Much to Celebrate
(Massachusetts) -- Suffice it to say that this is not the way MGM Springfield wanted to mark its second anniversary.

8/29/2020

article MGM Springfield brought in senior-level employees from Empire City Casino in Yonkers for reopening
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International has brought in a limited number of senior-level employees from outside the state to help MGM Springfield restart after its...

8/28/2020

article MGM Springfield, battered by coronavirus, tells 1,000 furloughed workers -- half its pre-pandemic workforce - they are not coming back to work
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield on Friday told 1,000 furloughed employees -- about half of the pre-pandemic workforce in March -- they will not likely return soon to...

8/24/2020

article MGM Springfield’s second anniversary will be a quiet affair amid coronavirus
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will be celebrating its second anniversary but unlike last year, there will be none of the food, music and Patriots cheerleaders in...

7/25/2020

article Springfield will use $250,000 casino grant to help guide, aid development near MGM
(Massachusetts) -- A $250,000 grant recently awarded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will help city efforts to spark development surrounding MGM Springfield...

7/21/2020

article Mass. town asks for $200K in casino mitigation funds for fire, EMS, police
(Massachusetts) -- Saying calls to police jumped 15.5% and motor vehicle accidents rose 24% in the first year MGM Springfield was open, the town of West Springfield is...

7/19/2020

article Unions Ask MGM Springfield to Extend Furloughed Workers’ Benefits
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield, the casino property of MGM Resorts in Massachusetts that re-opened last week after more than 3 months of hiatus, has been requested...

7/13/2020

article MGM Puts Focus on Safety, Ramping Up Its Operation
(Massachusetts) -- Cindy Olivio recalls the day in mid-March she and her colleagues left MGM Springfield after the governor announced that the state’s casinos...
article MGM Springfield casino reopens under strict state regulations
(Massachusetts) -- After four months of being shut down from the coronavirus pandemic, Massachusetts casinos have reopened among some of the strictest and most-detailed...
article MGM Springfield reopens following pandemic closure
(Massachusetts) -- It's a big day for MGM Springfield as the casino has reopened to the general public. The resort-casino reopened Monday for the first time in...
article MGM Springfield to reopen after nearly four months
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is set to reopen its doors Monday morning after nearly four months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MGM Springfield will...

7/11/2020

article ‘It’s just not viable at this point;’ MGM Springfield Casino hotel remains closed amid others reopening across the state
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield Casino Resorts announced that it will be reopening after months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will keep the...
article ‘It’s the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced’: MGM Springfield reopens casino, looks to renegotiate deal with city
(Massachusetts) -- Two years ago, the media tours of MGM Springfield focused on the decor — Edison bulbs in the light fixtures, dark woodwork to carry on the...

7/9/2020

article MGM Springfield casino employees will be hired at a third of capacity, only cleaning staff returning at 100%
(Massachusetts) -- Except for the cleaning staff, MGM Springfield has taken its workforce on at a third of its former capacity. With only select restaurants open and...
article MGM Springfield reopens Monday; Here’s how the casino plans to provide a safe experience amid the pandemic
(Massachusetts) -- Walking through the main doors from the parking lot at MGM Springfield, things look about the same as they did before the coronavirus pandemic...

7/6/2020

article MGM Springfield prepares for reopening; union expects not all workers will return right away
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield — the nearly two-year-old, $960 million resort casino in Springfield’s South End — is calling back employees ahead...

7/3/2020

article MGM casino in Springfield to reopen July 13
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield will reopen in a limited capacity to the public on Monday, July 13. A hosted, invitation-only event will take place ahead of the 10 a....

7/2/2020

article MGM Springfield plans to reopen July 13 as Massachusetts moves forward with Phase 3
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casinos could reopen as early as Monday, but MGM Springfield plans to hold off on an official reopening to the public until Monday, July...

5/12/2020

article MGM Resorts unveils 7-point reopening plan for casinos; mandating employee masks, social distancing
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International on Tuesday announced a seven-point plan for reopening its casinos during the coronavirus pandemic including a requirement...

5/11/2020

article MGM Springfield: Nearly 1,900 layoffs possible this summer due to coronavirus
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield told state labor officials this month that it will lay off as many as 1,887 employees at the end of August after their temporary...

5/6/2020

article Springfield To Seek Reimbursements For Emergency Spending, Belt-Tightening As Revenues Plunge
(Massachusetts) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, red ink is mounting for cities and towns. In the six weeks since the state of emergency was declared in...

4/10/2020

article Coronavirus response: MGM Springfield donates outdoor heaters, cots to help city in pandemic
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield is donating outdoor heaters and cots to the city in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The casino company is donating 60 cots and...
article MGM Springfield donates heaters, cot for homeless triage facility
(Massachusetts) -- Even though their doors are closed, MGM Springfield is lending a hand to the city of Springfield to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor...
article Springfield seeks MGM payments despite shutdown; state grants casinos some relief
(Massachusetts) -- The shutdown of casinos in Massachusetts due to the coronavirus has led to some relief measures for the companies, but the city of Springfield and the...

4/9/2020

article No evidence MGM Springfield casino has hurt state lottery revenues, consultant says
(Massachusetts) -- A research team for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has found there is no evidence yet that the MGM Springfield casino has reduced state lottery...

3/4/2020

article Springfield, Massachusetts Officials Hope Neighborhood Around MGM Casino Will Rebound
(Massachusetts) -- There is growing enthusiasm for a planned economic development district involving multiple city blocks around the MGM Springfield gaming property. Now...

3/2/2020

article MGM Springfield Casino Had Little Impact On Nearby Public Safety
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino did not have a major impact on overall crime during its first full year in operation, according to research reported to the...

3/1/2020

article Springfield creating ‘casino impact district’ to spur development around MGM resort
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield’s chief development officer told officials this week that new zoning and special incentives are part of the city’s strategy...

2/28/2020

article Springfield creating ‘casino impact district’ to spur development around MGM resort
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield’s chief development officer told officials this week that new zoning and special incentives are part of the city’s strategy...
article MGM Investment In Court Square Project Gets OK From Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- With the blessing of Massachusetts casino regulators, MGM can now fulfill a long overdue obligation to develop housing in downtown Springfield. The...
article With 2,004 workers, MGM Springfield employment stands at 2/3 of original estimates
(Massachusetts) -- The number of employees at the MGM Springfield resort casino has fallen to just above 2,000, according to a quarterly report released Thursday. The...

2/27/2020

article 'True vision’: Massachusetts Gaming Commission OKs MGM Springfield investment in $51M Court Square housing project
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday gave final approval to MGM Springfield to invest $16 million in a housing project on Elm Street at...
article The MGM Springfield casino has about as much crime as ‘a large mall’
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino attracted about as much crime in its first year as “a large shopping mall,” according to research commissioned...
article With 2,004 workers, MGM Springfield employment stands at 2/3 of original estimates
(Massachusetts) -- The number of employees at the MGM Springfield resort casino has fallen to just above 2,000, according to a quarterly report released Thursday. The...
article Drunken driving up, other crime down in region around MGM Springfield, analysis finds
(Massachusetts) -- A crime analysis covering the first year of operations at MGM Springfield has provided mostly good news, but raised concerns about an increase in...

2/26/2020

article Mass. Gaming Commission to meet with MGM Springfield for quarterly report, vote on Court Square housing
(Massachusetts) -- The Mass. Gaming Commission will meet Thursday with MGM Springfield officials to review their quarterly report and vote on a Court Square housing...

2/21/2020

article 'Never gave up’: Springfield considers $4 million in spending to aid Court Square housing project
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is asking the City Council to approve $4 million in spending to assist a planned $55 million housing redevelopment project at...

2/19/2020

article MGM Springfield Casino Revenue Helps Stabilize City's Finances
(Massachusetts) -- What does the largest city in western Massachusetts do with the millions of dollars it gets every year from its single-largest taxpayer? It was a...

2/18/2020

article MGM Springfield posts modest revenue gain as it seeks a turnaround
(Massachusetts) -- Revenue at MGM Springfield perked up in January after a period during which business had dropped to its lowest point since the casino’s 2018...

2/17/2020

article Meeting Planned to Discuss How Springfield Spends Casino Money
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield residents who want to know how the city spends the millions of dollars it gets from the MGM casino are getting their chance. The City...

2/16/2020

article Springfield City Councilors To Be Briefed On How The City Spends The MGM Casino Money
(Massachusetts) -- Elected officials want to know how the money from the largest taxpayer in the largest city in western Massachusetts is being spent. The Springfield...

2/15/2020

article MGM CEO: Springfield casino performing below expectations
(Massachusetts) -- The outgoing CEO of MGM Resorts International said that their Springfield location is not meeting expectations. On the company's quarterly...

2/13/2020

article Massachusetts Casino Regulators Praise Progress Report On MGM's Residential Requirement
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators appear ready to formally endorse MGM’s role in an urban renewal project in downtown Springfield. Members of the...
article Springfield Casino to Pitch In $16M for Redevelopment
(Massachusetts) -- Officials from Springfield and the MGM casino there laid out their plan for the gambling empire to fulfill the requirement that residential units be...
article ‘Performing below our expectations’: Outgoing MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren offers real talk on Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- Net revenues at MGM Springfield fell by more than $6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 despite climbing revenues companywide, according to numbers...

2/12/2020

article Legalized sports gambling expected to spur MGM Springfield growth
(Massachusetts) -- They say it isn’t good to put all of your eggs in one basket. That hasn’t stopped MGM Springfield from betting on the legalization of sports betting...

2/11/2020

article MGM Springfield sees sports betting legalization as best opportunity for growth in 2020
(Massachusetts) -- "That advocacy is a major focus of ours in the first quarter," said former President Michael Mathis recently while talking about how 2020...

2/10/2020

article MGM Springfield casino bets on legalization of sports gambling for 2020 growth
(Massachusetts) -- It would take MGM Springfield weeks, not months or years, to get a sports betting operation up and running. All it needs, said former President...

2/8/2020

article MGM Springfield bets on legalization of sports betting for growth in 2020
(Massachusetts) -- It would take MGM Springfield weeks, not months or years, to get a sports betting operation up and running. All it needs, said former President...

2/6/2020

article UMass studies impact of potential Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has provided a $1 million per year grant over the next three years to the University of Massachusetts (UMass) to...
article MGM Springfield announces restaurant changes: Here’s what is replacing Cal Mare
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield announced this week that it will open Costa, described as a classic Italian restaurant, on Feb. 28. It will go in the space now...

1/28/2020

article Hospitality group explores deal with MGM Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield executives, even before the ouster of President Mike Mathis, have been talking about emphasizing hospitality, food, beverage and...

1/21/2020

article MGM replaces head of lagging casino in Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Less than a week after its monthly revenues sank to their lowest levels yet, MGM Springfield has made a change at the top. Like Mathis has been...
article MGM Springfield replaces president
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has a new president and chief operating officer. The Western Massachusetts casino recorded a record low in revenues last year. MGM...
article MGM taps its Ohio casino operator to run Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- For the second time in about three months, a Massachusetts casino that’s underperforming is replacing its president and installing a new top...
article With top MGM Springfield executives out, where does casino go under Chris Kelley
(Massachusetts) -- The ouster of MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Mathis and Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer Courtney Wenleder on...

1/17/2020

article MGM Resorts' (MGM) Springfield Casino Disappoints in December
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts International’s MGM MGM Springfield posted dismal gross gambling revenues for December. The casino, which was opened in September...
article OP/ED: Problem gambling data collection is coming too late
(Massachusetts) -- In a spectacular example of closing the door after the horse has already run off, the city of Springfield now has a new program to collect data on...

1/16/2020

article MGM Springfield reports lowest month of gambling revenue
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts casino reported its lowest monthly revenue in its 16-month history. MGM Springfield's December gross gambling revenue was $18.9...
article Springfield casino rethinks its business plan as gambling revenue lags
(Massachusetts) -- As timing goes, the first Red Sox Winter Weekend at the MGM Springfield casino is awkward for both sides. That the Red Sox had a rough week is an...

1/15/2020

article MGM Springfield gambling revenue hits record low in December
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield reported gross gambling revenue of just $18.9 million for December — the lowest full-month revenue figure in the casino’s...

1/13/2020

article Springfield Health Workers To Address Problem Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- The public health department in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts – home to one of the state’s resort casinos – is going to...

1/9/2020

article MGM’s Chandler Steakhouse a premium dining experience with some surprises
(Massachusetts) -- Whether it’s after a big win at the poker tables or a night out with someone special, The Chandler Steakhouse offers prime cuts of steak and...
article 16 Months After Casino Opened, Springfield Hires Health Workers To Address Problem Gambling
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Springfield announced it has hired two community health workers to help address problem gambling, nearly a year and a half after the MGM...

1/8/2020

article Springfield taking steps to help residents struggling with gambling addiction
(Massachusetts) -- The city of Springfield is taking action to help people with a gambling addiction. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is funding a pilot...

1/7/2020

article Springfield launches program combating problem gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Community health workers will begin addressing problem gambling in the city later this month under a new program announced Tuesday by the Springfield...

1/6/2020

article Wahlburgers Construction Begins At MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Wahlburgers has finally begun construction on a new location at the MGM Casino in Springfield. Initially announced to be part of the casino’s...

1/1/2020

article Wahlburgers begins construction of restaurant at MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Equipment is in place to begin building the long-expected Wahlburgers restaurant at MGM Springfield, on a cleared lot at the corner of Main and Union...

12/30/2019

press release MGM further invests in casino with construction of solar canopy
(Massachusetts) -- You may not notice the latest addition to MGM Springfield because it’s on the eighth floor of the casino’s parking garage. A trip to the...

12/29/2019

article MGM Springfield installs solar panels to help power casino
(Massachusetts) -- MGM has installed thousands of solar panels at its resort casino in Springfield, Massachusetts. The company said this month that the more than 3,000-...

12/24/2019

article Marian Sullivan admits to MGM vandalism case; former communications director for Springfield mayor avoids jail time
(Massachusetts) -- Marian K. Sullivan, former communications director for Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, had her case continued without a finding after she admitted to...
article Despite Low Ridership, Springfield's Casino-Funded Bus Service Keeps Moving
(Massachusetts) -- A free bus service in Springfield, Massachusetts, that connects the MGM casino with area attractions and hotels isn't seeing a large number of riders...

12/20/2019

article Marian Sullivan out as Springfield mayor’s communications director; Sarno reorganizes staff
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced Friday that he has accepted the resignation of communications director Marian Sullivan, who was arrested in November...

12/17/2019

article MGM Springfield Casino Win Declines Six Percent, Massachusetts Gaming Industry Passes Milestone
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield once again reported troubling gross gaming revenue (GGR) on its casino floor. The property disclosed that win declined more than six...

12/16/2019

article MGM Springfield revenue falls in November
(Massachusetts) -- Gross gambling revenue, the total take from slot machines and table games, at MGM Springfield totaled $19.9 million in November — down more than...

12/4/2019

article The Chandler Steakhouse at MGM Springfield has high-roller vibe — and prices
(Massachusetts) -- The crown jewel among MGM Springfield’s dining out options, The Chandler Steakhouse has a “high roller” vibe — and menu price...

11/25/2019

article MGM Springfield discusses program aimed to educate visitors on gaming & budgeting
(Massachusetts) -- It's been 15 months since MGM Springfield opened its doors in western Mass. The resort and casino have welcomed millions of people giving them a...

11/19/2019

article City communications chief suspended after casino arrest
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield’s communications director has been suspended after she was arrested at the MGM Springfield casino and charged with property...

11/18/2019

article Marian Sullivan, spokeswoman for Mayor Domenic Sarno, ordered to stay away from MGM casino after alleged drunken rampage
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s communications director Marian K. Sullivan was arraigned Monday in Springfield District Court on a charge of...
article Mayor’s spokeswoman Marian Sullivan tried to FaceTime MGM Springfield president at 3 a.m. while detained for vandalizing casino restaurant, cars
(Massachusetts) -- Mayor Domenic Sarno’s communications director tried to call the MGM casino’s president via the FaceTime app at 3 a.m. while being detained...
article Springfield mayor’s communications director on leave after arrest at MGM casino
(Massachusetts) -- The communications director for Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations she...

11/17/2019

article Springfield communications chief suspended after casino arrest
(Massachusetts) -- Springfield’s communications director has been suspended after she was arrested at the MGM Springfield casino and charged with property...

11/15/2019

article MGM Springfield gambling revenue up in October, Encore Boston Harbor sees dip
(Massachusetts) -- The gross gambling revenue — the total take from slot machines and table games — rose last month at MGM Springfield from $20.2 million in...
article MGM Springfield Revenues Increase In October
(Massachusetts) -- The MGM Springfield casino reported a bump in gambling revenues in October. MGM said revenues totaled a little over $21 million last month — the...

11/13/2019

article MGM makes annual host community payments
(Massachusetts) -- Municipal officials representing adjoining communities celebrated the relationship those towns and cities have with MGM Springfield with a reception...

11/12/2019

article MGM Springfield pays out $1.8 million to surrounding communities
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has paid $1,796,875 to fulfill surrounding community agreements with seven cities and towns near the casino. Several mayors and...

11/7/2019

article MGM considering sale of Springfield casino’s real estate
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts is considering whether to sell its Springfield casino’s real estate, a move it says would help free up cash while allowing it to...
article MGM Springfield Possible Sale, Leaseback Called Unlikely Given Regulatory Hurdles
(Massachusetts) -- If MGM Resorts tries to sell its MGM Springfield casino — and then lease back the venue — the proposal would face certain scrutiny from...

11/6/2019

article MGM CEO confident about 2020 financial prospects
(Massachusetts) -- While some media outlets have emphasized the fact that MGM Springfield has had a difficult time meeting revenue projections in its first year, the CEO...

11/5/2019

article MGM Springfield property may be sold, leased back by casino giant
(Massachusetts) -- As part of an “asset-light” strategy, MGM Resorts International is contemplating selling off MGM Springfield and other properties, while...

10/29/2019

article MGM Springfield dealer says casino is breaking wage law
(Massachusetts) -- A dealer at the MGM Springfield casino is accusing it of paying him less than minimum wage, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he is entitled to more...

10/15/2019

article MGM Springfield gambling revenue slips in September
(Massachusetts) -- Gross gambling revenue — the total take from slot machines and from table games — fell last month at MGM Springfield by 5.1% to $19.8...

10/8/2019

article How MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor drew more women, minorities to construction jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Women working in Massachusetts’ construction industry still remember the MGM Springfield project as a game changer for them. “We all met...

9/30/2019

article Study Says Construction Of MGM Springfield Boosted Massachusetts Economy
(Massachusetts) -- A new report says the construction of MGM Springfield added more than half a billion dollars to the economy of Massachusetts. Researchers from the...

9/28/2019

article UMass report: Most of state got boost from MGM casino
(Massachusetts) -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst has released two studies on the economic impact of MGM Springfield, one of which is unambiguously positive....

9/27/2019

article UMass Amherst researchers release reports on economic impacts of MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- In two highly anticipated reports about the economic impacts of MGM Springfield, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers found that the resort...

9/26/2019

article UMass report: Most of state got boost from MGM casino
(Massachusetts) -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst has released two studies on the economic impact of MGM Springfield, one of which is unambiguously positive....
article MGM Springfield reports $64M in revenue, struggles with employment in April, May, June
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield officials Thursday reported $64 million in revenue in the casino’s spring quarter, saying recent entertainment offerings at the...

9/25/2019

article Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield to open next summer
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield and numerous local and state officials welcomed chef and reality television star Paul Wahlberg to the casino on Sept. 20 for the...

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...

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