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West Springfield Signs Deal with Hard Rock

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West Springfield Signs Deal with Hard Rock

West Springfield Mayor Greg Neffinger has signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock for a casino at the Big E.  The deal would give $26 million annually to the city and the region, including $35 million up front for traffic mitigation.  The agreement paves the way for a September 10th local referendum.  The company is in competition with MGM in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole casino license in Western Mass.

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