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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–As Connecticut continues to ponder where to put a new Hartford-area casino, progress is being made by its direct competition.

Demolition of old buildings is ongoing at the future home of MGM Springfield.

It’s a 14-acre site will be transformed into a residential, retail, dining and entertainment district, with a casino being the biggest draw.

The original price tag for the project was $800 million, but it has ballooned to more than $950 million with fewer features.

The city planned several public hearings before signing off on the updated plans.

“We’re moving fast, whether it’s the Connecticut potential competition or upstate New York or the folks in Boston,” Michael Mathis, MGM Springfield’s President, said.  “This is about getting first to market.”

MGM Springfield plans to open in September 2018.

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