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Northampton Rejected as Surrounding Community

Northampton Rejected as Surrounding Community

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(Boston, MA)  —  The Mass Gaming Commission has unanimously rejected Northampton’s request for “surrounding community status” to a Springfield casino.  Northampton, Longmeadow and Hampden all petitioned for the status, with the hopes of negotiating mitigation payments from MGM Springfield.  The casino giant has so far only negotiated deals with communities that share a border with Springfield.  MGM hopes to build a billion-dollar gaming palace in Springfield’s South End.  A study commissioned by Northampton shows the city stands to lose up to $8.3 million a year to a Springfield casino.

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