1. ‘It’s the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced’: MGM Springfield reopens casino, looks to renegotiate deal with city

    ‘It’s the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced’: MGM Springfield reopens casino, looks to renegotiate deal with city

    Two years ago, the media tours of MGM Springfield focused on the decor — Edison bulbs in the light fixtures, dark woodwork to carry on the antique look — and local touches of Springfield memorabilia on display in a $960 million casino decades in the making. This week, the MGM media tour focused on handwashing stations, places where customers can grab a free but mandatory face mask, and plexiglass shields that make some gaming tables look like salad bars.

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    1. It's the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced.
    2. It's underperformed during regular times. Now it's going to be even more difficult.
    3. For them to operate at one-third of their capacity — they are facing a really, really difficult situation. No doubt about it.
    4. They are really going to have to up the ante in entertainment.
    5. Almost all their revenue is going to be gambling.
    6. At this point, we don't have enough data to make informed decisions.
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