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Door to the MGM Springfield casino
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     Massachusetts gambling regulators have further extended the shutdown of the state’s casinos and slots parlor, but are starting to look at how the businesses can safely reopen.

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     The MGM Springfield casino did not have a major impact on overall crime during its first full year in operation, according to research reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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With the blessing of Massachusetts casino regulators, MGM can now fulfill a long overdue obligation to develop housing in downtown Springfield.

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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   Massachusetts casino regulators appear ready to formally endorse MGM’s role in an urban renewal project in downtown Springfield.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded $1 million per year over the next three years for an ongoing investigation into the impact of bringing casino gambling to the state.

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    A top job in the gambling regulation world is open as The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking to hire a new administrative leader. 

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   A big major league baseball offseason event is being held in western Massachusetts for the first time. 

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The building of the $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino saw more women work on the job site than any other construction project in Massachusetts history.

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      Employment was down at the MGM Springfield casino during the first half of this year.

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     Out-of-state casino gambling declined significantly after Massachusetts opened its first casino in the summer of 2015.

   Relative calm has returned to the burgeoning casino industry in Massachusetts after a week of uncertainty.  It was triggered by word that MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts were in talks about the sale of Wynn’s yet-to-open Boston-area casino. 

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Regulators in Massachusetts have cleared the way for the state’s second resort casino to open next month.  

A significant urban renewal project in the heart of the largest city in western Massachusetts may be moving forward with financial backing from casino giant MGM.

Opening day crowds at the MGM Springfield Casino gaming floor
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    The first resort casino in Massachusetts, MGM Springfield, continues to struggle with keeping minors away from the gaming floor. 

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     Casino regulators in Massachusetts are allowing MGM more time to develop the housing that is to accompany the Las Vegas company’s gambling resort in Springfield.

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Casino regulators in Massachusetts have endorsed an application by MGM to receive an award for historic preservation for the design and construction of its Springfield resort casino.

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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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   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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         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.

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The first casino opened in Massachusetts three years ago and newly reported research has found few downsides.

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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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     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.

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    With the first resort casino in Massachusetts opening in the fall of 2018, MGM Springfield has begun a campaign to attract potential employees.

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    A special legislative commission tasked with coming up with recommendations about online gambling has issued its final report to members of the Massachusetts legislature.

MGM will likely miss a deadline for constructing part of its $950 million casino project in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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        Massachusetts casino regulators are being urged to relax restrictions on people with criminal records getting jobs in the state’s casinos.

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A milestone was marked and a labor union tradition honored today during the construction of the first casino in western Massachusetts.

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     The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has launched a new advertising campaign to promote a program that will be used eventually inside all the state’s casinos to reduce problem gambling.

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