SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - MGM and Springfield casino supporters have to wait a little longer to see if the casino developer passes its background checks.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission told 22News MGM's suitability hearing will not be held until November or December, later than originally planned. Mohegan Sun in Palmer has already passed the state background check, but still needs the town to approve their project.
Springfield approved MGM's project in July, but they need to pass the background check in order to develop a casino in Massachusetts.