MGM Springfield Reopens Table Games 24/7

Written By Julie Walker on June 30, 2022
Tables are now open 24 hours again at MGM Springfield

The COVID-19 pandemic affected every casino in the US. Most closed for a while, and when they opened, games and services were curtailed. One Massachusetts casino recently re-added services. Table games are open 24 hours again at MGM Springfield.

MGM Springfield is one of three Massachusetts casinos.

Table games at MGM Springfield, which opened Aug. 24, 2018, returned to 24/7 availability June 13.

Which games were affected?

Casino spokesperson Beth Ward told PlayMA that table games closed from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. the past two years.

“MGM Springfield is happy to once again offer table games 24/7,” Ward said. “It is one more positive step in our property’s reopening plan as we continue to adjust to guest and market demand.”

Several table games now are available 24 hours a day:

  • Blackjack
  • Three Card Poker
  • Four Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Mini Baccarat
  • Midi Baccarat
  • Big 6
  • Let it Ride
  • Spanish 21

Ward said other games that closed early because of the pandemic have expanded hours again. Some now are open until 4 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. on weekends.

No special permission needed

Casino officials informed the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) of the change. The MGC didn’t require it, commission spokesperson Thomas Mills said.

“It was just a business decision on their end,” Mills said. “The commissioners were informed about it, but there was no gaming commission action that needed to be taken.”

New casino in state not happening for now

MGM Springfield is 125,000-square-foot facility housing more than 2,500 slot machines, keno, poker and table games. It’s one of two resort casinos in the state. The Expanded Gaming Act of 2011 allows casinos in three regions:

  • Region A: Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk and Worcester counties
  • Region B: Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin and Berkshire counties
  • Region C: Bristol, Plymouth, Nantucket, Dukes and Barnstable counties

MGM sits on the north side of I-91 near the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Region B.

State Sen. John Cronin proposed bill S258 to add a fourth casino in the Leominster area. The measure got sent back for committee analysis and won’t be revisited during this legislative session.

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Julie Walker has written, edited and designed words at five Michigan newspapers and websites. She’s worked on two sports desks, including at The Oakland Press and most recently at The Detroit News. Julie has contributed to stories on many big sports moments, from the NFL's 100th season to Super Bowls to Justin Verlander’s trade to the closing of the Palace of Auburn Hills. Julie loves lakes, bonfires, Dachshunds, coaching Little League and carrying on her Dad’s fantasy football legacy that he started in 1987 — before there was an app for that.

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