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MGM Puts Final Touches on Casino Application

MGM3WEB(SPRINGFIELD, Mass.) (WGGB)–Thursday, January 3 is the deadline for MGM, and Penn National Gaming to file their final casino applications in Springfield.

On Wednesday, they were busy at MGM’s Springfield office filling boxes, organizing paperwork, in a massive 700 page application that includes a flat screen display as well.

Mike Mathis is Vice President of Global Gaming Development for MGM Resorts International,”It’s a really exciting milestone in the process,” says Mathis.

MGM is proposing  an 800-million dollar casino project in the city’s South End, one that MGM says would create three thousand direct jobs, and two-thousand construction jobs.

MGM’s Mike Mathis says phase two of its application has a lot more detail, than phase one which the city required and all the information the city is requesting is in the phase two application,”We’re really proud of what we put together , it represents hundreds of man hours, all different aspects of our corporate resources, the best of the best, have weighed in and made sure this is a package the city can be proud of and that meets and exceeds expectations,” says Mathis.

MGM says the application reflects community concerns,”It’s taken many months, reflects many months of on the ground meetings we’ve had with the community to put the detail and substance around many of the things we’ve been talking about in the community,” says Mathis.

And all those details including design of the project, traffic plans,  economic benefits , financing and employment details are all included in this voluminous application.