State gambling regulators have voted against making the Eastern States Exposition eligible for compensation from a proposed resort casino in Springfield.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 3-2 on Monday not to designate ``The Big E'' in West Springfield as an Impacted Live Entertainment Venue.
The vote came after MGM Resorts agreed not to host live entertainment during the 17-day annual fair.
Big E officials are concerned about an impact on attendance if the casino is built in downtown Springfield.
The commission left open the possibility of revisiting Big E's petition in the future.