The MGM Springfield is one possible casino coming to Massachusetts in the longer term; it got a thumbs up from local voters this week
This week that is past a good amount of voting occurring across Massachusetts, including two key votes on proposed casino projects into the state. The outcomes had been split, giving both casino proponents and their opponents something to crow about.
Hard Rock Hits the Skids
The bigger vote came in the town of West Springfield, where there had been a proposition to construct an $800 million tricky Rock casino. The casino had been expected to be one of the key competitors for the Western Massachusetts casino license.
But that task was dealt exactly what might be a fatal blow on Tuesday, after the voters of western Springfield decided to reject the plan in a referendum that is public. About 55% of voters there voted against the casino, with 4,165 [...]