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What’s Ahead for Springfield After Agreement Signed with MGM

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A handshake seals the deal between MGM and the city of Springfield.

Mayor Sarno and MGM Springfield President Bill Hornbuckle sign a host community agreement.

It is a major step in trying to bring a casino to the city’s South End.

“I ask each and every one of you for the good of Springfield, for the good of Western Massachusetts to all come together as one,” says Mayor Sarno.

Mayor Sarno asks those attending to roll up their sleeves and do all they can to make the casino dream a reality.

The latest battle may have been won but the war is still waging.

MGM faces competition from Hard Rock International in West Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer to win the Western Massachusetts casino license.

From here, the Springfield agreement needs approval of the city council, and then approval of the voters before going to the state gaming commission who will decide which Western Massachusetts operator gets the casino license.

MGM President Bill Hornbuckle says MGM is at “fighting weight” to take its case to the gaming commission. It is a fight he feels MGM will win.

“We’re excited about what we’ve been able to accomplish with some tweaking and some polish on it, what we’ve done for the city is what we’re going to turn in to the state,” says Hornbuckle.

Once the city council approves the agreement, the city will set a date for the voters to cast ballots.

At this point they’re looking at possibly July 16.

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