CASINOS

Slot machines at the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Half a year since the opening of the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, some mental health counselors are seeing an uptick in gambling among clients — though not necessarily an increase in people seeking addiction treatment.

MGM Springfield held its grand opening parade on August 24, 2018. These are MGM Springfield employees in the parade.
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Massachusetts casino regulators are pressing MGM to provide more detail about the diversity of the staff at the company's Springfield casino.

Inside MGM Springfield.
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MGM Springfield is trying to figure out how to keep people under 21 from getting onto its casino floor. 

State lawmakers are taking up several gambling related bills, including ones that would expand sports betting and another on a proposed East Windsor casino.

Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, at right, with Mayor Domenic Sarno, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Topping the short list of news this week is Springfield police commissioner John Barbieri's retirement from the post. The move comes amid fresh accussations of police brutality and several officers facing state and federal charges. 

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