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Gaming Commission Holds Final Hearing on Proposed MGM Project

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — As the Mass. Gaming Commission moves forward towards the last steps in the casino licensing process, the public had one more chance to voice their thoughts.

The commission hosted it’s final public hearing on the proposed project by MGM Springfield Wednesday afternoon at the MassMutual Center.

The hearing is set to allow members of the public to speak about the community agreements reached between MGM, the Town of Longmeadow, and the Town of West Springfield.

Representatives from each community, as well as from MGM, were also given a chance to address the commission.

The commission adds that only comments related to those agreements will be accepted, and that no votes or decisions would be made on Wednesday.

Several speakers spoke to both the positives and negatives related to having an $800 million casino built in Springfield’s South End.

The western Mass. casino gaming license is tentatively scheduled to be awarded on June 13.


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