What you need to know

  • The Gaming Act allows for up to three destination resort-casinos located in three geographically diverse regions across the state and single slots-parlor  competitively awarded for one location statewide.
  • The licensing fee for each resort-casino is $85 million and requires a capital investment, to include a hotel facility, of at least $500 million. The Commonwealth will receive 25% of gross gaming revenues.
  • The slots-parlor holds up to 1,250 slot machines, has a $25 million license fee, and a minimum capital investment of $125 million.  The slots-parlor is taxed at 49% of its gross gaming revenue.
  • MGC awarded the slots-parlor (Category 2) license to Penn National Gaming on February 28, 2014.  Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville opened to the public on June 24, 2015.
  • The resort-casino license in Region A (Eastern Mass.) was awarded to Wynn MA, LLC on September 17, 2014. The resort-casino license in Region B (Western Mass.) was awarded to MGM Springfield on June 13, 2014.
  • MGC expects to decide on the award for the resort-casino license for Region C (Southeastern Massachusetts) in Early 2016.

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Plainridge Park Casino

CSD Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino is a $250 million dollar integrated racing and gaming facility that includes the only live harness-racing track in Massachusetts. The establishment features a food court. In addition, local football legend Doug Flutie’s first restaurant, Flutie’s Sports Pub, is located at Plainridge Park Casino. The gaming area features 1,250 of the latest slot machines, video poker, video blackjack, and more. An entertainment lounge bar features local and regional bands. Seasonal entertainment is featured, including  food and wine festivals, simulated game shows, and more. 1,620 structured and surface parking spaces welcome visitors to the facility.

Plainridge Park Casino vital stats
Status Open to the public
Address 301 Washington Street, Plainville
Capital investment $250 million
Permanent Jobs ~500
Construction Jobs ~400
Job Listings Plainridge Park Casino Careers
Vendor Opportunities Plainridge Park Casino Vendors
Diversity Plan Construction | Operations – Supplier | Operations – Workforce
License Agreement Agreement

To learn more about Plainridge Park Casino, visit its website.

MGM Springfield

CSD MGM Springfield

MGM Springfield, an $800-million investment, is designed to ignite an urban revival.

The integrated resort casino is designed to enhance the entire urban center of Springfield. The mixed-used development project calls for a 25-story 250-room hotel with world-class amenities including a spa, pool and roof deck; 125,000 square feet of gaming space with 3,000 slot machines, 75 gaming tables, a poker room and high limit VIP gambling area; about 55,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space that will accommodate 15 shops and restaurants; and a multi-level parking garage.

Plans also envision a high-energy dining, retail and entertainment district with an eight-screen cinema, bowling alley and an outdoor stage. This will be developed by Davenport Properties of Boston, MA, in partnership with MGM on land now occupied by the tornado-ravaged South End Community Center and Howard Street School.

MGM Springfield will bring 3,000 permanent jobs and 2,000 construction jobs to Downtown Springfield. MGM has established a hiring goal of 35 percent of the workforce from the City of Springfield and 90 percent from a combination of Springfield and the region. Additionally, MGM Springfield has entered into surrounding community agreements with neighboring communities providing for tens of millions of dollars and has committed to spending approximately $50 million annually with regional vendors and suppliers.

The MGM Springfield site is located on approximately 14.5 acres of land between Union and State streets, and Columbus Avenue and Main Street.

MGM Springfield vital stats
Status Permitting / pre-construction. Opening expected 2018.
Address 1441 Main Street, Springfield
Capital investment $800 million
Permanent Jobs 3,000
Construction Jobs 2,000
Job Listings MGM Springfield Job Opportunities
Vendor Opportunities MGM Springfield Vendors
Diversity Plan Construction and Operations
RFA-2 Application Application | Attachments
License Agreement Agreement

To learn more about MGM Springfield, visit their website.

Wynn Everett


CSD Wynn Everett

Wynn Everett is a proposed $1.75 billion project that will include a five-star resort with more than 600 hotel rooms, high-end spa, retail, dining, ballroom and meeting space. Situated on 33 acres along the Mystic River, the site will allow for public enjoyment of the waterfront with paths that provide access to the harbor and retail and dining experiences that overlook the river walk. The resort will generate more than 4,000 construction jobs, more than 4,000 permanent jobs with excellent salaries and benefits and approximately $260 million in annual tax revenue to the state.

Wynn Everett vital stats

Permitting / Site remediation planning.

Opening expected 2018.

Location Everett
Capital investment $1.6 billion
Road improvement spending $65 – $85 million
Pollution remediation / soil removal $22 million to $31 million plus an additional $15 million for the management and disposal of soil excavated in the course of the construction of the Project garage
Permanent Jobs >4,000
Construction Jobs >4,000
Job Listings Wynn Everett Job Opportunities
Vendor Opportunities Wynn Everett Vendors
Diversity Plan Design and Construction
Total on-site gross floor area 3,096,700 square feet
Hotel rooms 629
Total gaming positions 4,580
Total parking spaces 4,200 (3,400 on-site)
RFA-2 Application Application | Attachments
License Agreement Agreement

Portions of filing

For instructions to complete filing, please click here.

To learn more about Wynn Everett, visit their website.

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