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Palmer Realty Co. Suing Mohegan Sun

February 21st, 2014
PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) -- A realty company in Palmer is suing Connecticut casino developer Mohegan Sun. The lawsuit, sent to abc40, seeks to stop the developer from building in Revere, or anywhere else in Massachusetts. Northeast Realty...

Springfield Fights Repeal of Mass. Casino Law

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February 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- The city of Springfield is asking the state's highest court to keep a proposed repeal of the Massachusetts casino gambling law off the November state ballot. Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Thursday that he and nine other...

Conn. Casinos Double Down on Mass. Gambling Market

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February 16th, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's two tribal-owned casinos are redoubling their efforts to establish a presence in Massachusetts after voters rejected previous proposals. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods have been steadily losing ground, with...

Northampton Businesses Discuss Possible Casino Impact

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February 2nd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) --La Fiorentina is in a unique position. They have locations in both Northampton and Springfield, right near the proposed spot downtown where MGM is planning on building a casino. General Manager Mauro Daniele is...

Westfield Mayor Talks Downtown Revitalization, Casino Impacts

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January 30th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- In the first month of Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik's third term, he's getting ready for even more improvements to the city. Westfield has seen a multitude of projects in the past few years, including the town green...

Hampden Files Petition for Surrounding Community Status with MGM

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January 14th, 2014
HAMPDEN, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hampden is among three western Massachusetts communities that have petitions with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be designated as surrounding communities with MGM's casino proposal in Springfield. MGM is...

Longmeadow, Hampden Petition Gaming Comm. to be Surrounding Communities to MGM Proposal

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January 13th, 2014
LONGMEADOW/HAMPDEN, Mass. (WGGB) -- Longmeadow and Hampden are the latest towns to petition the Mass. Gaming Commission to be deemed a 'surrounding community' to the proposed MGM casino project. When MGM Springfield submitted their Phase 2...

Holyoke Designated ‘Surrounding Community’ to Proposed MGM Casino

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January 13th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Holyoke becomes the first community that does not abut Springfield to voluntarily enter into a surrounding community agreement with MGM Springfield. In a statement released Monday, Mayor Alex Morse's office says that...

Springfield Voters Head to the Polls Tuesday to Decide on Casino

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July 16th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- City voters have been hitting the voting booths all day Tuesday to weigh in on MGM's casino plan. With some sharp opinions on both sides, it all comes down to today's highly anticipated vote. When the polls...

Final Push for Votes for Casino Referendum Question

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July 15th, 2013
Click here for a list of Springfield polling locations SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- People for and against a resort style casino in the city worked Monday night to get out the vote. "Casinos bring a lot of blight to the community," said...

Springfield’s Referendum Vote Does Not Mean a ‘Done Deal’

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July 15th, 2013
Click here for a list of Springfield polling locations SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- With all the excitement building over Tuesday's referendum vote in Springfield, it's actual purpose may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Monday night, the...

Blue Man Group Helps MGM’s Effort to Get Out the Vote

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July 15th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Monday afternoon, MGM brought in some colorful characters to help urge Springfield residents to get out and vote for their proposed South End casino Tuesday. The Blue Man Group, which performs at the MGM-owned...

MGM, Casino Opponents Hope for High Voter Turnout

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July 15th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass, (WGGB) -- After months and months of anticipation, the casino vote in Springfield is now less than a day away. On the eve of the vote, hundreds are turning out here in downtown Springfield at an event sponsored by...

Springfield Casino Vote; Both Sides Sound Off

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July 15th, 2013
Click here for a list of Springfield polling locations SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) - With just over 24 hours away from the big vote for the Springfield casino referendum, Tom Lewis and Emily Volz welcomed representatives from both sides of the...

Springfield Residents Claim MGM Doesn’t Provide Tax Relief

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July 14th, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)-- Even though a new UMass Dartmouth report finds that Massachusetts residents pour millions of dollars each year into Rhode Island and Connecticut casinos, not everyone is in favor of the current MGM deal. On Sunday,...