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Springfield to vote on casino July 16

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

The Springfield City Council has voted to have residents vote on whether they want a casino on July 16. 

MGM is proposing to build an $800 million casino in Springfield's South End.

The company requested a casino vote on July 16 and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno supported that request.

If residents approve of a casino coming to Springfield, MGM's proposal will go to the State Gaming Commission. 

The Commission will decide where the only Western Mass Casino will go. 

Hard Rock wants to build a casino in West Springfield on the Big E fairgrounds and Mohegan Sun wants to build a casino in Palmer.

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