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US – MGM to open in Springfield on August 24

Having been linked to the possible purchase of Wynn Boston Harbour, which would force MGM to offload its interest in the soon-to-open MGM Springfield, the Las Vegas-based operator has been keen to move forward with the Massachusetts casino licence it actually does own and confirm its opening date. MGM said it remained focussed on ‘expanding…

US – Cost of MGM Springfield continuing to soar

MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle has confirmed that the estimated cost of building MGM Springfield in Massachusetts has increased from $800m to over $950m despite cost-saving changes to its design. The cost for the downtown casino, hotel and entertainment centre was revealed at a city forum meant to outline the changes. Mr. Hornbuckle said:…

US – MGM makes ‘incomprehensible’ changes to Springfield plan

MGM Resorts is risking jeopardising its recent licence award in Springfield, Massachusetts, by reducing the size of the already approved project by almost 14 per cent. Springfield officials are not happy about the proposed reduction with Mayor Domenic Sarno, slamming it as ‘incomprehensible’ that MGM is now looking to shave 122,000 sq. ft. off the…

US – MGM approved as ‘suitable candidate’ for Springfield

MGM Resorts International has received a unanimous vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) finding the company a suitable candidate for a casino license in the Commonwealth. The decision moves MGM Springfield another step closer to being awarded the sole license to operate a destination resort casino in Western Massachusetts. The Commission’s 12-page decision follows the December 9 positive…

US – MGM takes Springfield bid to wider audience

The celebrating had barely concluded for MGM Springfield’s historic referendum win in its bid for the sole Western Massachusetts casino operator’s license when the team began the next phase of the campaign for Western Massachusetts. MGM Resorts and MGM Springfield President Bill Hornbuckle and other senior MGM executives called municipal leaders in communities around Springfield to share the news of the Springfield referendum…

US – MGM awaits vote to compete in Western Massachusetts

Local Mayor Domenic Sarno has selected MGM Resorts International as its preferred bidder for the Western Massachusetts casino license axing a rival development from Penn National Gaming in the process.   The MGM proposal must now be supported by voters in a referendum before being able to compete with proposals by Mohegan Sun in Palmer…

US – Ameristar takes on MGM and Penn for Springfield springboard

More jobs, more tax revenue and more economic impact. That was the message delivered by US operator Ameristar as it joined the bid to build a resort casino in Springfield in western Massachusetts with a blueprint for a US$910m venue. It also said it would out manoeuvre rival bids from Pen National and MGM Resorts…

US – Penn National locks horns with MGM and Ameristar in Springfield

Penn National Gaming has joined MGM Resorts and Ameristar in the battle to land the licence to develop a resort casino in Western Massachusetts. It wants to build a US$807m destination casino with up to 3,500 slots in the downtown area of, along with a planned mixed-use development along Springfield’s waterfront. The state is to allow…

US – MGM Massachusetts casino plan to rebuild tornado damaged Springfield

MGM Resorts International has stolen a lead on its rivals in presenting its plans for a US$800m ‘major entertainment complex’ in Springfield, as it looks to secure the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts. Whilst first in presenting its blueprint, the Las Vegas-based giant is expected to be jostling with operators such as Ameristar…