They were rumors for the longest of times.
But now it appears that MGM is in what a statement says are "very preliminary and common talks about the potential sale of Boston Encore,
MGM is the parent company of MGM Springfield. If they ultimately buy the Boston property then it will have to sell off the Springfield enterprise.
Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno is reacting to the news releasing a cautious statement.
"“MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle reached out to me late yesterday evening to indicate that Wynn Encore had reached out to MGM wanting to speak with them and again, this is all speculative."
"Bill reassured me of MGM’s commitment to Springfield and that if anything was to be entertained, and/or occurred, that myself and the Mass Gaming Commission would have a big and ultimate say in what might or might not happen."
"The biggest take here is that Bill reassured me of their commitment to the City of Springfield and I will always continue to stand and fight for what is best for our City of Springfield."
"This is preliminary and conjecture at this time. We had a very good and mutually respectful conversation.”
So far the Casino Commission has not commented nor are they expected to.
(Cover Picture provided by Encore Boston Harbor)