While the MGM Springfield plans are rather grand and while there's even a fully fleshed-out website to hype the development, the whole thing is still subject to city and state approval. Nevertheless, MGM has already forked over the $400,000 application fee to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as a good-faith sign of its commitment to the project, i.e. if this sucker gets passed, MGM is going to build it.
In case you aren't keeping track, MGM Resorts so far has announced projects in DC, Toronto and now Springfield. While the Springfield project sounds the most ambitious, we can't help but think of that scene in "Wayne's World" where they are goofing off with the green screen --"Imagine being magically whisked away to...Springfield. Hi, I'm in Springfield." But, what can we say, we just love Vegas more. After all, is Prince Harry going to go buckwild in Springfield? We don't think so.
[Photo: MGM Springfield]