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MGM Resorts International To Announce Springfield Casino Plan

    Casino giant MGM Resorts  International is going to unveil plans Wednesday for a resort casino in Springfield Massachusetts.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

      At a formal announcement top MGM officials plan to release architectural renderings of what  is described as a major entertainment complex and provide site tours. Several city councilors have confirmed MGM’s interest in building a casino in a three block area of  the south end of downtown.  Its an area where several buildings were damaged by last year’s tornado. Ameristar  casinos  has also proposed a project in Springfield, and more are  expected according Paula Meara, who chairs the city’s casino site committee.

      Also competing for the sole western Massachusetts casino license is Mohegan Sun, which has had a project in development for years in Palmer.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.