The Massachusetts Gaming Commission discussed a handful of important problems at a meeting held at boston’s john b. hynes veterans memorial convention center thursday.
Their state gambling regulator offered the nod to MGM Resorts Global’s request to delay the opening of its $800-million casino resort in Springfield to 2018 september. The reason behind here is the reconstruction of the Interstate 91 viaduct, which can be likely to be finished by 2018 august.
Commissioners have not been specially keen on the delay as the state would be to lose about $10 million in taxation income for each and every the casino does not operate month. However, they admitted it wouldn’t be beneficial to the business enterprise, if MGM starts its resort at any given time when key I-91 lanes are closed down as this might influence visitors’ first impressions in a negative way.
Another matter which was discussed throughout the Thursday conference ended up being Brockton as well as its application for a $650-million casino resort in Southeastern Massachusetts, or area C because it is formally referred to. In fact, the town has remained the single contender for a casino license in the area, after New York developer KG Urban dropped its bid for the gambling place in New Bedford.
The Brockton proposal is backed and funded by Mass Gaming and Entertainment, affiliate of Chicago-based video gaming company Rush Street Gaming. Within thei Continue reading