Free-Play Blackjack
Free-Play Table Games
Free-Play Slots
Free-Play Poker
Free-Play Video Poker
500 Nations Casino

Live Dealer

MGM files application for Springfield casino

#1 Casino Choice of U.S. Players
Blackjack • Slots • Tables • Live Dealer • Video Poker • Crypto
0 $3,000 Casino Welcome Bonus!
0 $3,750 Crypto Welcome Bonus!  BOVADA CASINO
August 22, 2012

MGM unveiled its plan today for $800 million casino in Springfield, Massachusetts and filed a $400 million application fee with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  MGM is the third company to apply for a state casino license under the Massachusetts gambling law signed last Nov 22, 2011.  Plainridge Racecourse submitted the first application Aug 10 for a slots parlor in the southeastern region.  That was followed the next day by Suffolk Downs with an application for a casino in East Boston.

MGM's application is the first for a casino in western Massachusetts.  Only one license will be issued in that region.  The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut are a contender for that license.  The tribe hopes to build a casino resort in Palmer, Massachusetts similar to their Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

Other companies that may vie for a Springfield casino include:

  • Ameristar Casinos, which owns Westinghouse's former industrial site off Interstate 91.
  • Hard Rock International of Orlando, Florida, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
  • Penn National Gaming, which may become an applicant for Springfield according to the Associated Press.

For details about the MGM proposal, see our MGM Springfield Casino page.

Return to Massachusetts Casino News.

Return to Massachusetts Casinos Home Page.

Disclaimer: All images are copyright to their respective owners and are used by 500 Nations for informational purposes only.

500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.