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MGM Springfield launches tuition reimbursement program

MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) Gaming School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Students who successfully complete two or more courses at the new Gaming School and obtain a job with MGM Springfield will be eligible for the tuition reimbursement if they remain employed with MGM Springfield for one year after the property's grand opening.

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6/15/2018

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

6/13/2018

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

6/10/2018

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

6/9/2018

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

6/7/2018

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

6/6/2018

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

6/5/2018

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

5/29/2018

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

5/26/2018

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

5/24/2018

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

5/21/2018

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

5/18/2018

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

5/17/2018

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

5/16/2018

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

5/15/2018

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

5/9/2018

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

5/8/2018

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

5/6/2018

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

5/5/2018

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

5/3/2018

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

4/28/2018

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

4/27/2018

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

4/26/2018

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

4/25/2018

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

4/24/2018

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

4/23/2018

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

4/22/2018

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

4/17/2018

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

4/12/2018

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

4/8/2018

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

4/3/2018

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

4/2/2018

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

4/1/2018

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

3/29/2018

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

3/22/2018

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

3/17/2018

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

3/15/2018

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

3/14/2018

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

3/12/2018

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

3/1/2018

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

2/26/2018

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

2/25/2018

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

2/20/2018

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

2/19/2018

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

2/16/2018

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

2/15/2018

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

2/14/2018

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

2/13/2018

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

2/11/2018

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

1/18/2018

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

1/17/2018

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

1/15/2018

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

1/10/2018

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

1/8/2018

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

1/6/2018

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

12/21/2017

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

12/20/2017

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

11/29/2017

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

11/25/2017

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

11/22/2017

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

11/17/2017

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

11/13/2017

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

10/16/2017

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

10/11/2017

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

10/2/2017

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

9/29/2017

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

9/28/2017

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

9/27/2017

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

9/26/2017

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

9/25/2017

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

9/17/2017

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

9/16/2017

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

9/15/2017

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

9/14/2017

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

8/30/2017

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

8/29/2017

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

8/18/2017

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

7/18/2017

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

6/14/2017

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

6/13/2017

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

6/7/2017

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

5/30/2017

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

4/12/2017

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

3/29/2017

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

3/28/2017

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

3/20/2017

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

3/15/2017

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

3/10/2017

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

3/3/2017

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

3/2/2017

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

3/1/2017

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

2/28/2017

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

2/27/2017

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

2/22/2017

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

2/20/2017

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

2/18/2017

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

1/25/2017

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

1/20/2017

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

1/4/2017

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

12/30/2016

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

12/28/2016

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

12/1/2016

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

11/30/2016

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

11/25/2016

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

11/20/2016

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

11/11/2016

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

10/5/2016

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

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...

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