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MGM officials were grilled Thursday in Springfield by state gambling regulators, over their proposal to eliminate a 25-story glass hotel tower from their casino plan.
Springfield City Council president Michael Fenton says he was caught off guard by the announcement on Tuesday that MGM plans to scrap a 25-story hotel tower.
Also, MassLive is reporting that MGM has told state environmental regulators that oil byproducts, lead and arsenic turned up in soil or groundwater samples taken from the site of the future casino.
Massachusetts’ first casino is officially good to go, following a gaming commission meeting held today.
The first gambling facility in Massachusetts will open on Wednesday in Plainville, over three years after lawmakers legalized casino gaming. Massachusetts is about to begin learning about the advantages and disadvantages of expanded gaming.