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Casino Plans for Brimfield MA?

Casino Plans for Brimfield MA?


January 12, 2012:  Interesting news today:  The Worcester Business Journal has reported that MGM intends to pursue the possible building of a casino in Brimfield, MA.  The article states that MGM has its eye on about 150 acres in Brimfield, a town where land remains plentiful.  This announcement will add fuel to the casino debate in this area, as Mohegan Sun had previously announced its desire to build a resort in nearby Palmer, MA.

The casino topic has been hotly debated over several years.  Advocates cite the potential for job creation, plus revenue for the state, but many question whether such revenues justify the concept.  Residents worry about increased traffic, crime, and an impact on property values.

I'd like to know what your thoughts are.  If you live in a town that has a casino, what have been the pros and cons?  If you live in Massachusetts, do you feel the building of casinos will have a negative or positive impact on the economy?

Personally, I am not a big casino user, so I don't see the existence of a casino having much change on my lifestyle. But there would certainly be changes in the sleepy little towns out here in the middle of Massachusetts.  To go from a history and antiques-centric area to a mega-entertainment area could be quite jarring.  Are we ready for that level of action?


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Comment balloon 3 commentsKathryn Acciari • January 12 2012 03:51PM


Kathryn, there are many that do enjoy this type of entertainment, and MGM would build a great facility.    Great information!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

Hi Kathryn - It will change your life if the casino comes to Brimfield.  The increased traffic, people, crime, etc will have an impact on sleepy Brimfield.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 8 years ago

Kathryn  We used to live in Sherborn - I would have moved out if a casino moved in.  If I want a casino I would go to Atlantic City or Las Vegas, but I don't use them

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 8 years ago