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Massachusetts Swings Both Ways with Casino Vote

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Lucky Nugget Casino | Comments Off



The MGM Springfield is one feasible casino coming to Massachusetts in the longer term; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week

This past week saw a good amount of voting taking place across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino tasks within the state. The outcomes were split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.

Hard Rock Hits the Skids

The larger vote came in the town of West Springfield, where there had been a proposition to build an $800 million tough Rock casino. The casino was expected to be among the competitors that are key the Western Massachusetts casino license.

But that project had been dealt just what could be a deadly blow on Tuesday, after the voters of western Springfield decided to reject the plan in a referendum that is public. About 55% of voters there voted against the casino, with 4,165 coming away against the project versus just 3,413 for this. The loss came as a surprise to many, because the campaign saw supporters associated with casino opponents that are drastically outspend.

That rejection narrows the competition for the sole casino license in Western Massachusetts. At the moment, it appears that only two candidates have a chance at that permit: an MGM task in Springfield, and a Mohegan Sun proposal that might be located in Palmer. The Palmer proposition still needs to be voted on by residents, while the MGM plan was approved by Sp

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