Massachusetts: Poker returning to MGM Springfield by end of the year

Massachusetts: Poker returning to MGM Springfield by end of the year

Article brief provided by State House News Service
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service
August 19, 2021 11:36 PM
  • Colin A. Young, State House News Service

    MGM Springfield made the [Massachusetts] Gaming Commission’s planned discussion on Thursday about the absence of poker at the western Massachusetts casino an easy one.

    “So, really, I think our first statement is that poker will be returning to MGM Springfield,” Daniel Miller, the casino’s compliance director said right off the top. “We have plans that it will come back in Q4 of this year.”

    The state’s two casinos — MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor — were freed of nearly all COVID-19 restrictions and resumed mostly normal operations in late May without offering poker, which had been prohibited by the commission when regulators first allowed the casinos to reopen under health and safety restrictions last year.