Gaming Commission Considering MGM Springfield's Request To Serve Alcohol Past 'Last Call'

May 26, 2018

Exterior signage went up recently at the MGM Springfield casino, which is scheduled to open August 24, 2018
Credit MGMSpringfield

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 casino.

MGM wants to take advantage of a recent change in state law that allows casinos to seek permission to continue serving alcohol for two hours after the last call at other drinking establishments, typically 2 a.m. – but only on the gaming floor to active gamblers, according to MGM Springfield General Manager Alex Dixon.

" Out business is open 24-hours, so we expect people to be there 24-hours, but only if they are actively gaming will thee be able to consume ( alcohol) after that 2 a.m. time,"  said Dixon.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is asking for public comment on MGM’s request.  A vote on it by the commission is expected on June 21st.