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MGM Outlines Changes To Springfield Casino Project For State Officials

MGM's new design for the Springfield casino, depicted in this artist's drawing, omits a 25-story hotel that was a centerpiece of the project since 2013.
MGM's new design for the Springfield casino, depicted in this artist's drawing, omits a 25-story hotel that was a centerpiece of the project since 2013.
MGM's new design for the Springfield casino, depicted in this artist's drawing, omits a 25-story hotel that was a centerpiece of the project since 2013.
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An artist's rendering of the redesigned MGM Springfield casino

Massachusetts gaming industry regulators are soliciting public comment on MGM’s proposed changes to the Springfield casino project.

In its most recent regulatory filing on the design changes, MGM says it expects as much as an 8 percent drop in casino traffic.

Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby and the other commissioners want to know the reasons for the proposed changes and the possible impact on jobs and revenue.

" On the 19th of November, we will have the final and comprehensive presentation when ( MGM) will have all the information that we need," said Crosby.

MGM wants to shrink the total project by about 14 percent, eliminate a 25-story hotel tower, remove almost 400 parking spaces, and trim 122,000 square feet of space that was to be devoted to retail, dining and non-gambling entertainment. 

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