Gov. Charlie Baker says he thinks ‘people are going to be blown away’ by MGM Springfield

Although MGM Springfield is still months away from opening, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he believes people are going to be “blown away” by the nearly $1 billion resort.  Baker, who toured the downtown casino and hotel project Saturday, told reporters he was impressed by the project’s attention to detail and commitment to highlighting local history. “This thing is going to be spectacular. … There’s so many items and elements to this thing that are specifically geared toward reminding people this is in Springfield and it’s a big part of Springfield’s history,” he said following an afternoon event at the Springfield Museums. “I think people are going to be blown away by it.”

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