MGM Springfield reveals $960 million resort casino to open earlier than expected (photos, video)

MGM Resorts International will open its Springfield casino ahead of schedule on Aug. 24, culminating a seven-year journey from vision to operation. “It has just come together amazingly well,” MGM Resorts President Bill Hornbuckle told The Republican this week. “It’s extremely exciting. Our commitment is to Springfield. Our commitment is to get this open successfully. We are well on track to do that.” MGM had committed to opening the $960 million resort casino by September, describing its project as “New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination.”

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