Opponents to MGM upset with casino license decision

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The “Repeal the Casino Deal” effort is real and could make all this work and money MGM has spent in the city worthless.

MGM’s Vice President of Community and Public Affairs Kelley Tucky told 22News they have had internal talks about a potential vote and they’re going to fight it till the end.

“We are in it to win it, we would see it through to the end, we have invested a lot in the City of Springfield, and Springfield wants the resort casino and Springfield deserves it,” said Tucky.

Casino opponents want the gaming law to be reversed and for the entire state to have their say on gambling in the Commonwealth. “Repeal the Casino Deal” member Alan Cabot told 22News the Gaming Commission is already changing the law as it was written.

“They’re now changing the law to extend the period of time to award this license, they’re bending over backwards to do whatever the casinos want and that’s their job, here they’ve pointed to the last person standing in the room and designated them,” said Cabot.

The Supreme Court will likely make a decision in the next month to allow casinos to move forward or have a referendum in November.

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