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Ameristar Releases Plans for Springfield Casino

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The third developer interested in building a casino in Springfield has released their drawings and plans.

At a presentation Tuesday, officials from Ameristar Casinos discussed their plans for a $910 million casino on Page Boulevard.

It would have 150,000 square feet of gaming including 3,300 slot machines and 110 game tables. The development would also have a 500 room hotel, including 50 suites, several swimming pools, retail shops and restaurants.

Several restauranteurs have already committed to the project including Wolfgang Puck, Jerry Remy, Frigo’s, and Schermerhorn’s.

There will also be 18,000 square feet of entertainment and meeting space and a multi-level parking garage for 4,300 spaces.

Earlier this year, Ameristar purchased the former Westinghouse site for about $16 million.

Two other companies have made public their plans for other casinos in the City of Homes.

In August, MGM Resorts International released their plans for MGM Springfield, which would be located in the South End.

Penn National Gaming also announced their plans for a North End casino almost two weeks ago.

All three companies officially filed their paperwork with the City of Springfield for Phase I of the application process. City officials will review the three proposals and determine which of the three will move on to Phase II of the process.

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