It’s been three days since MGM Springfield cracked its door open for the general public. With over 2,550 slots and 120 table games to cater to players of all stripes, the behemoth sprawls on 125,000 sq ft. The poker-loving crowd is likely to find the venue just as intriguing with a dedicated room and 23 tables.
A Bit of History First
Springfield is not only known for its casinos. Several years back, a tornado came down on the city, destroying a fair bit of it. And the opening of the MGM Springfield casino on Friday, August 24 is a sign of the vibrant economic recovery that the city has undergone since the rueful day. Part of a 2-million sq ft complex, the property features a lot more than excellent thrills for the gamers. With its many amenities and additional treats, such as restaurants, a hotel, a movie theatre, a spa center and all sorts of boutiques around the area.
MGM is definitely not sparing any effort with its property with Michael Mina and Meghan Gill catering to the guest’s love for good food. Here come two excellent chefs who will keep everyone’s appetites wet and ultimately satisfied.
Opening Day Itself
Friday was just as exciting as the promise of seeing celebrities join the inaugural ceremony. The casino and complex successfully throw together the energy and upbeat vibes of Las Vegas and mix them with Springfield’s rich historical background.
MGM Resorts CEO and Chairman Jim Murren, didn’t miss the opportunity to point out the virtues of the experience that the property can be proud of. Murren had this to say,
“Travelers seeking authentic, local experiences are rediscovering small cities across the U.S. that fuse small-town charm with the allure of big-city culture.”
Apart from the invited stars who had to take good care of the guests’ good mood, many more locals flocked to the property, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard Neal and Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.
Meanwhile, turnout was steady with people queuing up to experience the Las Vegas-like atmosphere first hand. Various outlets reported on the event, and some caught the contentious spirits between visitors who had been cutting in the long queues.
But bar the common complaints of having to wait a rather long time to enter the property, the rest of the event seemed to go quite well. Governor Charlie Baker, as a representative of the state, was quite happy to share how he saw events,
Our Administration is excited to officially welcome MGM to Springfield and we look forward to the new economic and job opportunities this project will help bring throughout the region.
The Springfield Era is Upon Us
MGM Springfield may seem as a bit of a stretch in terms of reach and its own dimensions, but the property is expecting to operate at full bore throughout the year, offering gaming thrills to those who seek them.
In fact, MGM don’t doubt for a moment that they will manage to be a self-styled Mecca for the neighbouring states who love to game.