1. MGM Springfield moves to next phase, accepting license, soil testing in South End - The Republican

    MGM Springfield moves to next phase, accepting license, soil testing in South End - The Republican

    The casino developer has 15 days from the issuance of the license to pay the $85 million licensing fee, which Brennan expects will be delivered to the state gaming commission some time next week. The scenario of the casino law being repealed by the voters, wasn't even close. The margin of victory was 60 to 40 percent. It was the promise of new jobs that resonated with voters, political observers said. MGM plans to create 2,000 construction jobs and another 3,000 permanent jobs when the casino opens. MGM officials, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, city officials, Paul Picknelly ...

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