MGM has been approved as the first casino to get a license to operate in Massachusetts, but it is still not completely certain that they ever will. Why? Because the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reviewed the $800 million proposal and application, approved it and then asked MGM to not transfer the upfront cost, as the MGC is awaiting a decision from the state's Supreme Judicial Court on whether or not the states casino law should be changed or not.
‘‘We fully intend to make this award. We’re very pleased with the proposal, but we’re going to work with (MGM) to accommodate these other eventualities,’’ Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman, Stephen Crosby said. ‘‘These are just business-like accommodations to these realities.’’ Referring to the MGM officials who suggested a new wording which would hold off the $85 million licensing cost, which otherwise had to be paid within 30 days.
The MGM Casino will potentially employ a massive 2,350 full time employees once build and have around 2,600 construction workers building the new casino. It is expected that the casino will attract tourists from all over the area, including from New York City. The proposal also includes a hotel, shopping and entertainment complex as well as having a cinema and other entertaining things to do.