Casino regulators in Massachusetts to discuss mitigation funds

Casino regulators in Massachusetts to discuss mitigation funds

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will discuss if it will request for funds to mitigate problems caused by the construction of the MGM’s casino.

US.- As soon as today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission could decide on requests for funds to mitigate problems caused by the construction of the MGM casino in Springfield.

Currently, the gaming commission has control of a US$14 million fund that was financed by a portion of the casino license fees to pay for unanticipated problems arising from the casinos. However, the issue has become more urgent as facilities affected by the works are demanding solutions.

The operator of a neighborhood health center is asking for US$257 thousand to address serious parking issues because of the casino that is being built across the street.

According to Jasmine Naylor, Caring Health Center Executive Vice President patients have a hard time getting to the clinic on Main Street because of a shortage of on-street parking and the closing of three parking lots due to the casino project. “It is really causing a barrier for them to get the care they want and need,” she said.