The MGM Springfield is one possible casino coming to Massachusetts in the near future; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week
This week that is past a good amount of voting taking place across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino tasks within the state. The outcomes had been split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.
Hard Rock Hits the Skids
The larger vote arrived in town of West Springfield, where there was a proposition to construct an $800 million tough Rock casino. The casino had been likely to be among the key competitors for the Western Massachusetts casino license.
But that project had been dealt just what could be a fatal blow on Tuesday, after the voters of West Springfield decided to reject the plan in a general public referendum. About 55% of voters here voted against the casino, with 4,165 coming out from the project versus just 3,413 because of it. The loss came as a surprise to many, once the campaign saw supporters of this casino opponents that are drastically outspend.
That rejection narrows the competition for the casino that is sole in Western Massachusetts. During the moment, it seems that only two applicants have a chance at that permit: an MGM task in Springfield, and a Mohegan Sun proposal that might be located in Palmer. The Palmer proposition nevertheless needs to be voted on by residents, while the MGM plan was approved by Spri Weiterlesen