GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The several casino proposals in Western Massachusetts have many gamblers considering their best interests.
22News spoke with residents in Greenfield to see where they would prefer to place their bets.
Residents said it's not all about the closest place to gamble when considering their options.
They say the proposals for full casinos in Springfield, West Springfield, and Palmer are enticing. But there is now the proposal for a slots parlor in Leominster which would be a convenient commute for residents here in Greenfield. Yet most residents said they aren't just looking for a close place to gamble. They are looking for a place that will have entertainment options.
Jun Bala of Greenfield told 22News, "I would rather it be in Springfield or West Springfield because they have a lot more to offer entertainment wise. The Hall of Fame, the clubs, the bars, and all you know."
Others 22News spoke to in town said they have normally gone up to Canada because the casinos offer more than just gambling.