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MGM’s Top Contractor Has Been under Scrutiny in New York…

UPDATED 12/16/15 4:41PM: To include reaction from the Massachusetts gaming commission and for grammar & clarity. In an agreement with federal authorities in New York, the general contractor for MGM Resorts International’s planned casino in Springfield admitted to overcharging clients millions of dollars in overtime

For Latest Approvals, MGM May Find It’s Not in Kansas Anymore…

SPRINGFIELD—MGM Resorts International’s charm offensive has entered its next phase as its whittled down casino project faces scrutiny from city and Massachusetts gaming officials. Some local officials, like Mayor Domenic Sarno, mouth both robust scrutiny and sticky-sweet support for the project. Yet, MGM could encounter a

Unexpectedly, MGM Springfield Won’t Tower over Anything…

UPDATED 10/1/15 2:07AM: To reflect a correction. A previous version of this post credited MGM’s new rendering to us, when in fact it is MGM’s image obtained via the Springfield city website. SPRINGFIELD—The skyline will not undergo any dramatic changes when MGM Springfield opens after design

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Springfield Casino Ethics As More Than a Game of Chance…?

SPRINGFIELD—Fresh from being sworn in for a second year as the City Council president, Ward 2 Councilor Michael Fenton kicked off the election year legislative session with a casino ethics ordinance that has turned heads across the state and the nation. The ordinance, an amendment

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Briefings: Springfield Voters Take MGM’s Bet…

Tonight Springfield voters approved MGM’s plan for a “resort style” casino.  The Yes vote won by 16 points for a 58-42% win.  By most measures this would be a dramatic victory for MGM and its supporters and an ignominious loss for the opponents. While it