MGM Springfield handed $45,000 fine for underage gambling violations

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MGM Springfield has been handed a $45,000 fine by the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for underage gambling violations.

According to MassLive, between June 2022 and December 2022, multiple incidents occurred at MGM Springfield where people under the age of 21 years old had gaming and gaming floor access.

The MGC stated that the casino self-reported many of the instances and has agreed to the penalty.

“We appreciate that MGM Springfield self-reported many of these instances and their ongoing cooperation to put enhanced practices into place to prevent similar incidents in the future,” noted Kathleen Kramer, Senior Enforcement Counsel at the MGC.

Kramer added that MGM Springfield’s compliance and remedial steps will continue to be monitored by the IEB moving forward. 

To keep anyone underage from entering the gaming floor in the future, MGM Springfield is installing more railings and a security station near their South End Market food court.

Changes could also be made to the casino’s wide open layout, but fire safety and access complications are still being analysed.