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   Now that MGM has opened the $960 million resort casino in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the company is facing a deadline to commit to a project to build off-site housing.

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After a smooth opening 21 days ago, the first resort casino in Massachusetts has been awarded a permanent operating license from state regulators. 

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         The era of Las Vegas-style gambling dawned in Massachusetts today, as MGM Resorts International opened its much-anticipated casino in downtown Springfield.

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   The first resort casino in Massachusetts has been given the green light to open its doors to the public Friday.  After four years of planning, regulatory approvals, construction, training and hiring a workforce, the MGM casino in Springfield is going to open its doors at 11 a.m. Friday.

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Billed as the largest single-phase commercial development in western Massachusetts history, the $960 million MGM resort casino in Springfield is about to open its doors to the public.   As with any big complicated project there were a lot of twists and turns along the way. 

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MGM Springfield rolled out the red carpet for the media today, providing guided tours of the first resort casino in Massachusetts ahead of this Friday’s public opening.

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Officials today showcased a multi-faceted public safety plan for the opening next week of the first resort casino in Massachusetts – the MGM Springfield. 

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   Ten days before the opening of the state’s first resort casino, Massachusetts gaming industry regulators have put restrictions on the use of a large electronic sign promoting attractions at the MGM Springfield casino. 

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    A new public transportation service was unveiled today in downtown Springfield as planning continues for an expected influx of daily visitors drawn by the soon-to-open MGM casino.

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Law enforcement is increasing its video surveillance footprint across the largest city in western Massachusetts as preparations continue for a large influx of daily visitors.

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         Massachusetts casino regulators met in Springfield Thursday for the final time before the opening in 21 days of the state’s first resort casino in the heart of downtown Springfield.

For the first time, a city in western Massachusetts will deploy special police officers. It is a unique public safety plan that required a special act of the state legislature and the approval of the governor.           

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    A hotel project that took faith and perseverance has been completed just in time to take advantage of the opening of the MGM Springfield casino next month.

      A first step has been taken to ban vaping in public places in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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  Hailing it as a milestone for public safety in the largest city in western Massachusetts, the Springfield Police Department announced the opening of its first substation Wednesday.

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     Rules that would prohibit vaping in public places in the largest city in western Massachusetts are being considered by public health officials.

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The first resort casino in Massachusetts, scheduled to open later this summer in Springfield, will be able to serve alcohol into the wee hours of the morning.

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   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 state’s restaurant industry opposes a later “last call” at the casino.  

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    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 hundreds of jobs that are still open.

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     Massachusetts officials have begun to weigh the pros and cons of legalized sports betting, along with the “hows” and “wheres.”    There are a lot of ramifications following Monday’s major decision by the Supreme Court that gave states the green light to consider legalizing waging on sports.

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A new poll finds residents of Springfield, Massachusetts are bullish about the city’s economy.

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     An opening date has been announced for the first Las Vegas-style resort casino in Massachusetts. The announcement comes as a relief to officials and casino supporters in Springfield.

Massachusetts casino regulators have given MGM additional time to work on a development project that is part of the company’s deal with the state to build a resort casino in downtown Springfield.

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     One of the biggest hiring sprees in the history of western Massachusetts is underway. MGM has put out the help wanted sign at the $960 million casino resort that is scheduled to open in Springfield in September.

   Big changes are expected in Springfield, Massachusetts beginning later this year.

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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is weighing whether to commit taxpayers’ dollars toward a campaign to promote the city. 

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    The soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino was announced today as the venue for a signature fundraising event for a venerable civic organization.

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A landmark western Massachusetts restaurant is closing its doors after 53 years, but it may not be goodbye forever.

      Despite the existence of a number of workforce development programs, Springfield continues to have one of the highest poverty rates and lowest worker participation rates of any city in Massachusetts.

  Lawmakers in Massachusetts are weighing a bill to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports operators.

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