The MGM Springfield is one casino that is possible to Massachusetts in the long run; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week
This week that is past a good amount of voting happening across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino tasks within the state. The results were split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.
Hard Rock Hits the Skids
The larger vote arrived in the city of West Springfield, where there was a proposal to construct an $800 million tough Rock casino. The casino had been likely to be one of many competitors that are key the Western Massachusetts casino license.
But that task had been dealt exactly what might be a fatal blow on Tuesday, after the voters of West Springfield decided to reject the plan in a referendum that is public. About 55% of voters here voted against the casino, with 4,165 coming away from the project versus just 3,413 for it. The loss came as a surprise to many, due to the fact campaign saw supporters of this casino opponents that are drastically outspend.
That rejection narrows the competition for the sole casino license in Western Massachusetts. During the brief moment, it seems that only two applicants have actually a chance at that license: an MGM project in Springfield, and a Mohegan Sun proposition that could be located in Palmer. The Palmer proposal still needs to be voted on by residents, while the MGM plan was ap Read More