The Massachusetts Gaming Commission discussed a handful of important problems at A thursday conference held at boston’s john b. hynes veterans memorial convention center.
Hawaii gambling regulator provided the nod to MGM Resorts International’s demand to delay the opening of its $800-million casino resort in Springfield to September 2018. The reason for this is actually the reconstruction for the Interstate 91 viaduct, that will be expected to be finished by August 2018.
Commissioners have not been particularly interested in the delay once the state would be to lose about $10 million in taxation revenue for every single the casino does not operate month. But, they admitted that it wouldn’t be beneficial to the business, if MGM opens its resort at the same time when key I-91 lanes are closed down as this will influence visitors’ first impressions in a negative way.
Another matter that has been talked about throughout the meeting was Brockton and its application for a $650-million casino resort in Southeastern Massachusetts, or Region C as it is officially referred to thursday. In reality, the town has remained the sole contender for a casino permit in the region, after ny developer KG Urban dropped its bid for a gambling venue in New Bedford.
The Brockton proposal is backed and funded by Mass Gaming and Entertainment, affiliate of Chicago-based gaming company Rush Street Gaming. Within their very first …