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BIG E DENIED PETITION IN SPR CASINO PACT

BIG E DENIED PETITION IN SPR CASINO PACT

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.

 

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