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Upcoming Casino in Springfield, Mass. Will Have Free Parking



    Upcoming Casino in Springfield, Mass. Will Have Free Parking
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    BLACKPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 02: A Roullette wheel spins at Blackpool's Fylde College Gaming School on May 2nd, 2006, Blackpool, England. Blackpool and The Fylde College has become the first educational establishment in Britain to offer training and qualifications in gaming. The gaming academy came into existence after changes in the UK gaming laws and created a skills gap in the industry. Students are trained in every aspect in a casino form running card tables to servicing slot machines. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    The nearly $1 billion casino opening in Massachusetts next month will have free parking.

    A spokesman for MGM Springfield tells The Republican newspaper the casino's seven-story, roughly 3,400-space parking garage will be free not just to patrons but to the general public. The spokesman says more details, including a garage opening date, are forthcoming.

    The $960 million resort is scheduled to open Aug. 24 as Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style gambling destination.

    The construction of the casino led to the loss of more than 500 parking spaces in the neighborhood and complicated parking for some organizations and businesses.

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    The parking garage has already been used on a limited basis to provide parking for construction workers.

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