PHOTOS: MGM Springfield Grand Opening Celebrations

Servers at MGM Springfield greet guests ahead of the grand opening press conference

Servers at MGM Springfield greet guests ahead of the grand opening press conference

Hospitality staff greet guests ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Hospitality staff greet guests ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

MGC Senior Supervising Gaming Agent Angela Smith, MGC Field Manager of Gaming Operations Burke Cain

(L-R) MGC Senior Supervising Gaming Agent Angela Smith, MGC Field Manager of Gaming Operations Burke Cain

Former MGC Commissioner James McHugh greets MGC Field Manager of Gaming Operations Burke Cain and MGC Senior Supervising Gaming Agent Angela Smith

Former MGC Commissioner James McHugh (left) greets MGC Field Manager of Gaming Operations Burke Cain (center) and MGC Senior Supervising Gaming Agent Angela Smith (right)

MGC Executive Director Ed Bedrosian provides an update to MGC Commissioner Eileen O'Brien and MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden

MGC Executive Director Ed Bedrosian (left) provides an update to MGC Commissioner Eileen O’Brien (center) and MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden (right)

Acoustic violinist Ken Ford entertains guests on violin

Acoustic violinist Ken Ford entertains guests on violin

MGC Project Oversight Manager Joe Delaney and MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden

MGC Project Oversight Manager Joe Delaney (left) and MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden (right) prior to the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Media contingent at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Media contingent at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Commissioners Bruce Stebbins, Enrique Zuniga, Eileen O'Brien, and Gayle Cameron seated at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

(l-r) MGC Commissioners Bruce Stebbins, Enrique Zuniga, Eileen O’Brien, and Gayle Cameron seated at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Blue Man Group perform at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Blue Man Group perform at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Congressman Richard Neal, Governor Charlie Baker, MGM Resorts International Jim Murren at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

(front row l-r): Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Congressman Richard Neal, Governor Charlie Baker, MGM Resorts International Jim Murren at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGC Commissioner Steve Crosby, Associate Director of Revitalize CDC Ethel Griffin

(front row l-r): Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGC Commissioner Steve Crosby, Associate Director of Revitalize CDC Ethel Griffin

MGC Chairman Steve Crosby's remarks at the grand opening press conference of MGM Springfield

MGC Chairman Steve Crosby’s remarks at the grand opening press conference of MGM Springfield

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivers remarks at the grand opening press conference of MGM Springfield

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivers remarks at the grand opening press conference of MGM Springfield

The Jabbawockeez dance crew performs to close out the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

The Jabbawockeez dance crew performs to close out the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

 

 

 

 

MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Mathis, Congressman Richard Neal, Governor Charlie Baker, MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, Associate Director of Revitalize CDC Ethel Griffin, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGC Chairman Steve Crosby

(l-r): MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Mathis, Congressman Richard Neal, Governor Charlie Baker, MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, Associate Director of Revitalize CDC Ethel Griffin, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGC Chairman Steve Crosby

MGC Chairman Steve Crosby shares a moment with Congressman Richard Neal

MGC Chairman Steve Crosby shares a moment with Congressman Richard Neal

Current and former MGC Commissioners Enrique Zuniga, Bruce Stebbins, Eileen O'Brien, Gayle Cameron, Chairman Steve Crosby, Lloyd Macdonald, James McHugh

Current and former MGC Commissioners (l-r) Enrique Zuniga, Bruce Stebbins, Eileen O’Brien, Gayle Cameron, Chairman Steve Crosby, Lloyd Macdonald, James McHugh

Current and former Gaming Commissioners share a laugh at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

Current and former Gaming Commissioners share a laugh at the MGM Springfield grand opening press conference

MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden, MGC Program Manager Teresa Fiore, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Executive Director Marlene Warner at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

(l-r): MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming Mark Vander Linden, MGC Program Manager Teresa Fiore, Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Executive Director Marlene Warner at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

The GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield, where players can learn responsible gaming tips, take breaks, and find out rules and odds of the games

The GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield, where players can learn responsible gaming tips, take breaks, and find out rules and odds of the games

Slot machines at MGM Springfield

Slot machines at MGM Springfield

Food service workers at a pizzeria at MGM Springfield

Food service workers at a pizzeria at MGM Springfield

A greeter at the TAP Sports Bar and Grill at MGM Springfield

A greeter at the TAP Sports Bar and Grill at MGM Springfield

The bowling alley at MGM Springfield

The bowling alley at MGM Springfield

GameSense Advisors at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

GameSense Advisors at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

Mo, a service dog often seen at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

Mo, a service dog often seen at the GameSense Info Center at MGM Springfield

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team getting ready for MGM Springfield's opening day parade

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team getting ready for MGM Springfield’s opening day parade

Members of the Massachusetts State Police patrol the gaming establishment ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Members of the Massachusetts State Police patrol the gaming establishment ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Crowds gather early ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Crowds gather early ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Main Street in Springfield ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Main Street in Springfield ahead of the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

MGC Commissioner Enrique Zuniga, MGC Commissioner Bruce Stebbins, MGC Commissioner Eileen O'Brien, MGC Executive Director Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr., MGC Commissioner Gayle Cameron, MGC Chairman Steve Crosby ahead of the MGM Springfield opening day parade

(l-r) MGC Commissioner Enrique Zuniga, MGC Commissioner Bruce Stebbins, MGC Commissioner Eileen O’Brien, MGC Executive Director Edward R. Bedrosian, Jr., MGC Commissioner Gayle Cameron, MGC Chairman Steve Crosby ahead of the MGM Springfield opening day parade

The MGM Springfield grand opening parade begins with members of the Springfield Police

The MGM Springfield grand opening parade begins with members of the Springfield Police

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team marching in the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team marching in the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team marching in the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

The University of Massachusetts cheerleading team marching in the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren waves to the crowd during the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

MGM Resorts International Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren waves to the crowd during the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Members of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band Color Guard during the MGM Springfield opening day parade

Members of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band Color Guard during the MGM Springfield opening day parade

Members of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band during the MGM Springfield opening day parade

Members of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band during the MGM Springfield opening day parade

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Mathis during the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Mathis during the MGM Springfield grand opening parade

A digital banner displays grand opening messaging as guests arrive at MGM Springfield

A digital banner displays grand opening messaging as guests arrive at MGM Springfield

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