BOSTON (AP) -- At the finish of a year of ups and downs for would-be casino developers in Massachusetts, the deadline has arrived for final resort casino applications to be submitted to the state gaming commission with no more surprises expected.
MGM Resorts International said it filed its lengthy Phase 2 application for its proposed Springfield casino on Monday, one day ahead of Tuesday's deadline. MGM is the only applicant for the sole western Massachusetts resort casino license.
Mohegan Sun and Wynn Resorts planned to file final applications as they vie for the only eastern Massachusetts license.
Mohegan Sun has proposed a $1 billion casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, subject to a vote of approval by city residents in February.
Wynn Resorts wants to build a $1.2 billion resort in Everett.