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MGM Resorts scraps plans for casino in rural Brimfield

April 02, 2012 8:05 PM by Ray Poirier

While the Wynn-Kraft partners continue to focus on Foxborough as the site of a Massachusetts casino, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has scrapped its plans for a casino in rural Brimfield.

More Casino Industry ArticlesIn announcing its withdrawal from a partnership with the Rolling Hills Realty Trust, MGM’s Bill Hornbuckle issued a statement saying, "The unique nature of MGM’s plans for an all-inclusive world-class resort on the Brimfield site, and our growing understanding of the needed scope for its infrastructure, simply does not allow us to pursue the comprehensive MGM resort originally envisioned here."

The Brimfield site is adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike but has no direct access from the highway.

Some analysts believe the withdrawal will benefit Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) which has a site in Springfield.

Meanwhile, Bob Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and owner of the site selected for a casino adjacent to Gillette Stadium, is involved in a dispute with the town of Foxborough over two billboards that sit on the company’s land.

 

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