CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - We now know approximately how much money MGM spent trying to convince Springfield voters to say 'YES' to their proposal.
According to the office of the State Secretary, MGM spent more than $1.1 million during their six week 'VOTE YES FOR SPRINGFIELD' campaign.
It looks like other gaming companies are following suit.
Gaming companies are now spending less money on Beacon Hill lobbying, and more of their time, energy and cash on the local level, trying to woo voters in their host community to say yes.
Here's a look at where things stand in the western Massachusetts casino sweepstakes:
Voters in Springfield have already said yes.
West Springfield voters head to the polls on September 10th to vote on Hard Rock's proposal.
And Palmer voters are still waiting for Mohegan Sun to strike a host community agreement with the town, after which a referendum date will likely be established.