1. With top MGM Springfield executives out after low gaming revenue, where does casino go under Chris Kelley

    With top MGM Springfield executives out after low gaming revenue, where does casino go under Chris Kelley

    MGM Resorts International’s move of Mathis from Springfield — where he’d worked since 2014 preparing for the casino’s construction and August 2018 opening — may be a reaction to gambling revenues that have been about half the pre-opening projections, employment levels that are not at the 3,000 jobs MGM promised and commercial development around the 17-acre MGM property that seems never to have taken off.

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    1. In business, the buck stops with the person in charge. The expectations may have been unreasonable. But that's no consolation.
    2. It may be that he was so involved with that approach that he has to take the fall.
    3. It seemed to me optimistic at the time.
    4. I have always said that the places where MGM has been most impactful employment numbers working there.
    5. You adjust your business plan accordingly.
    6. I enjoyed a fine working relationship with Mike Mathis and thank him for his commitment to Springfield.
    7. You've seen other hotels that are built and have been planned.
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