MGM's gaming floor offers more than just slot machines and table games

(Western Mass News photo)

Of course, MGM Springfield is bringing casino gaming to western Massachusetts.

The property is home to 125,000 square feet of casino space.

By the numbers, MGM Springfield's casino is home to 2,500 slot machines, 125 table games, and a 23 table poker room.

However, if you ask MGM officials, the casino is so much more.

"Beyond the equipment itself, I think the is the design. It really feels like Springfield. Every little detail, we've thought about and obsessed over," said MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis.

Everything from the droopy 'Dr. Seuss-like' light fixtures to the casino carpet.

"Take a look at the carpet. If you're from the Springfield area, you'll see the homage to Union Station and the old bus tickets that are throughout," said MGM Springfield General Manager Alex Dixon.

Officials told Western Mass News that the casino floor is well-lit and easy to navigate.

Along with a walk-up bar, at the floor's center is the Commonwealth Bar, which has already made headlines for offering up a $25,000 drink, which comes with its own Indian motorcycle.

"Each of those spaces feel like Springfield, like you're walking into an old haberdashery or an old armory in case of the walk-up bar," Mathis explained.

At the end of the day, MGM said it wants a sustainable customer base. To help, the casino has partnered with the state in creating GameSense, a way to help gambler's from potentially losing too much.

"We think GameSense is valuable to educate our customers about the rules of the game, setting a budget, making sure you enjoy it for entertainment," Mathis noted.

According to the GameSense website, the info center will be open 16-hours a day, seven days a week.

Visitors can learn about gambling myths, the odds of the games their playing, and seek support from a GameSense adviser.

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