SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Starting Monday, MGM Springfield will begin "door-to-door" round-trip service aboard one of their King Ward coach buses.

The casino announced the new service Thursday.

MGM Springfield spokesperson Saverio Mancini said that the casino is the first in the region to offer transportation directly from a guest's home.

"Our guests have asked and we answered we want give our customers an easy, convenient and safe way of transportation," said Steve Kenney, Director of Events and Marketing for MGM Springfield.

King Ward said that prices start at $20 round-trip per person in the greater Springfield area and $30 dollars per person from outside areas.

"We're going to be offering a morning service, afternoon service, and evening service," said Dennis King with King Ward buses.

King said it's not their response to ride-sharing services, intead, he said it's a different but still reliable business model.

Buses, which will run seven days a week, will pick up from locations including:

  • Springfield
  • Worcester
  • Fitchburg
  • Northampton
  • Amherst
  • Westfield
  • Palmer
  • Monson
  • Greenfield
  • Pittsfield
  • Lee
  • Enfield, CT
  • Somers, CT
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • Hartford, CT

Those who sign-up and are 21 years old or older will receive a $10 gift certificate to put towards food at the casino's South End Market, as well as a free $20 slot play.

Reservations are needed in advance by either calling (413) 593-3939 or visiting the casino's website or King Ward's website.

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