MGM unveils plans for Massachusetts casino license

MGM unveils plans for Massachusetts casino license

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Totally Gaming

MGM Resorts International unveiled its plans for an $800m casino, hotel and shopping complex in Springfield, Massachusetts, which it said would create thousands of jobs in the city. The gaming company is the second company to apply for one of the state's three licenses, with the Suffolk Downs racetrack recently announcing that it is seeking a license for a casino complex in East Boston.

"Ours is a vision rooted in partnerships that would increase tourism by elevating the level of dining, retail and entertainment not only within the MGM project area but hopefully ... into the rest of this great city," Chief Executive Jim Murren said in a statement.

The complex would have 89,000 square feet of gambling space and 570,000 square feet of retail space, along with a 12-screen cinema, bowling alley and other amenities.

Under terms of the application, MGM formally notified officials that it is seeking one of the state's new casino licenses and submitted a $400,000 non-refundable application fee to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

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