SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Casino gambling is not legal in Massachusetts, but that's notstopping the Mohegan Sun Tribe from promoting its proposal to builda resort casino in Palmer.
Fifty to 75 people watched a video presentation put on by thetribe at the Springfield Sheraton Tuesday night. The Mohegans arepromising thousands of jobs -- bout 1,000 construction jobsand 2,500 to 3,000 permanent jobs -- if their project is built inPalmer.
But not everyone attending the forum was in favor casinogambling.
"I know in the first years after Atlantic City there was a bigincrease in homelessness. There was a big increase in crime.Property values at first went up and then went way way down,"Joseph Gervasini said.
A major casino hearing is scheduled for Thursday on BeaconHill.