MGM Springfield is dealing with an apparent underage gambling issue. And, it comes about because of the popularity of the venue.
Casino president Mike Mathis told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission yesterday that changes have been implemented to deal with the problem, including a formal ban of minors on gaming floors.
Gaming commission officials blame the underage issue partly on the fact that the entertainment facility has much more than just gambling.
Mathis told regulators yesterday that MGM has attracted nearly 25-thousand visitors daily on weekdays and 50-thousand on weekends since it opened last month.