Casino Information

Union Street Detour - May 15, 18 and 19

Eastbound lane on Union Street between East Columbus Avenue and Main Street will be closed. All eastbound traffic will be detoured to take East Columbus Avenue then take a right onto State Street then a right onto Main Street  Westbound lane on Union will remain open. Travel delays are possible. Your patience is appreciated. 

 

 

View Casino Project Related Permits

New! 5/4/2015 - View Casino Related Permits Here

 

 

MGM Compliance Report

MGM Compliance Report - Posted 4/22/2015

 

 

Massachusetts Residents Vote to Keep State's Casino Law in Defeating Ballot Question 3, Paving the Way for MGM Springfield

11/4/2014 - It was a long and winding road to victory for the pro-casino movement but on Tuesday as election results became clear, Massachusetts residents learned the Expanded Gaming Act, as passed by the state legislature in 2011, would indeed stand.

The Repeal the Casino Deal movement and Ballot Question 3 was defeated in a statewide vote which divided the population not along party lines, but along beliefs about whether the benefits of having a casino gaming facility would outweigh the potential negatives. Read More

Casino Repeal Vote by Town - Click to Enlarge
Casino Repeal Vote by Town (Springfield Metro Area) - Click to Enlarge

MGM wins Springfield Casino Vote

7/16/2013 - Voters on Tuesday approved the host community agreement between the city and MGM Resorts International, a major victory for the company as it pursues a state gaming license for its proposed $800 million resort casino complex to be built in the South End.

The MGM agreement was approved by a vote of 58 to 42 percent, and will now be forwarded for consideration by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Under state law, the commission will consider granting up to three resort casino licenses in the state, including one in Western Massachusetts. Read More

Blue Tarp Redevelopment (MGM) Suitability Decision

Phase I Suitability Decision - 12/23/2013

MGM wins Springfield Casino Vote

7/16/2013 - Voters on Tuesday approved the host community agreement between the city and MGM Resorts International, a major victory for the company as it pursues a state gaming license for its proposed $800 million resort casino complex to be built in the South End.

The MGM agreement was approved by a vote of 58 to 42 percent, and will now be forwarded for consideration by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Under state law, the commission will consider granting up to three resort casino licenses in the state, including one in Western Massachusetts. Read More

MGM Host Community Agreement

Mass Gaming Commission Regulations Update

Existing Regulations Update

Master Draft of New Regulations

updated 3/29/2013  3:00PM

 

 

Supplemental Public Presentation - March 11th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm at CityStage

Live Streaming Video Page (video archive link coming soon)

Memo to the Mayor

Notice of Scheduling Public Presentations

updated 3/11/2013 9:00AM

 

 

Proposal Comparison Matrix

March 2013 Updated Proposal Comparison Matrix

updated 3/1/2013 12:00PM

 

 

Evaluation of and Recommendation Concerning Phase II

View the Recommendation Here

updated 2/12/2013 9:00AM

 

 

Notice of Phase II Close-Out

Close-Out Notice Of Phase II

updated 2/12/2013 8:00AM

 

 

Casino Proposal Page Update

MGM Traffic Study Added to Casino Proposal Page

 

 

RFQ Phase II - Amendment #4

Download Phase II Amendment #4 Here

 

 

Previous Updates

RFQ Phase II Update - Amendment #3

Click here to download the amendment

Public Casino Presentation
Tuesday December 11th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm at CityStage

Casino Event Video Page (Archived Video)

 

Springfield Casino Proposers' Public Presentation Flyer

How to Ask a Question at the Presentation

UPDATE: Protocol for Public Presentations

Click here to download the updated protocol

(revised 12/5/2012 5:00PM)

Previous Protocol for Public Presentations

Click here to download the previous protocol

 

Casino Hearing Minutes - November 14, 2012

Click here to download the minutes

 

RFQ Phase II Update - Amendment #2

Click here to download the amendment

 

Click here to download Exhibit A

 

(current as of 11/14/2012 at 9:30AM)

RFQ Phase II Update - Amendment #1

Click here to download the amendment

(current as of 11/9/2012 at 1:00PM)

Notice of Protocol For Proposers' Informational Meeting

Click here to download the protocol

(current as of 11/7/2012 at 4:30PM)

Downloadable Documents

Click here to download the Phase II RFQ/RFP

(current as of 11/1/2012 at 2:30PM)

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Massachusetts Casino Project in the News:

3/24/2015 - Springfield Republican
Groundbreaking Ceremony Focuses on 'Rebirth' of Western Massachusetts

3/24/2015 - Springfield Republican
MGM Springfield Groundbreaking Ceremony

3/22/2015 - Springfield Republican
Springfield City Council Awaiting MGM Casino Final Site Plans Before Hearing, Vote on New Zoning District

11/5/2014 - Boston Globe
Mass. Measure to Repeal Casino Bill Fails

11/4/2014 - Springfield Republican
Massachusetts Voters Honor the Will of Springfield Residents by Affirming Casino Law

12/24/2013 - Boston Globe
Revere Would Receive $33m Down Payment, $25m to $30m a Year, Under Mohegan Sun Proposal

12/24/2013 - Springfield Republican
Springfield Officials Pleased with Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Positive Suitability Decision

12/24/2013 - Springfield Republican
MGM Approved for Springfield Casino Bid by Massachusetts Gaming Commission

12/20/2013 - Springfield Republican
MGM suitability decision to be Released as Early as Friday

12/19/2013 - Springfield Republican
Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Clear Way for Revere to Vote on Mohegan Sun Casino

12/19/2013 - Boston Globe
Gambling Commission Allows Revere to Hold Another Casino Referendum

12/11/2013 - Springfield Republican
Editorial: Betting on Early Education in Springfield a Wise Move

12/10/2013 - Springfield Republican
Springfield Officials Say They'll Use Casino Revenues, Other Funding to Increase Access to Early Education Programs

12/10/2013 - Boston Globe
Gaming Commission Staff Finds MGM Resorts 'Suitable' to Build Springfield Casino and Resort

12/10/2013 - Springfield Republican
Read the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's investigative report on MGM Resorts International

6/4/2013 - Worcester Telegram
No Slots for Worcester After Talks Fail

4/30/2013 - The Republican
Springfield Announces Casino Agreement With MGM

4/18/2013 - Cape Cod Times
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Loses Exclusive Casino Rights

4/16/2013 - The Boston Globe
Wampanoag Turn up Pressure on Gambling Panel

4/15/2013 - Boston Herald
Casino Panel Weighs Opening SE Mass. License

4/14/2013 - Worcester Telegram
Casino Developers Tout Job Creation

4/13/2013 - Worcester Telegram
Worcester Council Want More Time to Collect Information on Gambling

4/12/2013 - Boston Herald
Everett Wants Community Vote on Wynn Casino Plan in June

3/22/2013 - The Republican
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Airs Possible Commercial Casino License for Southeast Region

3/14/2013 - The Boston Globe
Plainville Inches Closer to Slot Machine Agreement

3/14/2013 - The Republican
Palmer Officals, Disappointed with Mohegan Sun Public Forum, Say Casino Company Offered Little New Information About Proposed Hotel-Casino

3/14/2013 - Worcester Telegram
Gaming Firm Eyes Worcester's Green Island

3/12/2013 - The Republican
Penn National, MGM Resorts Tout Springfield Casino Projects and Their Differences



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