In an attempt to lure the often elusive younger player onto its gaming floor and MGM Springfield has reportedly premiered a 24-terminal stadium gaming facility offering four titles that encompass roulette and blackjack as well as a pair of baccarat games.
According to a report from The Republican newspaper, the new innovation was launched on Saturday afternoon by Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, via the single ceremonial spin of a roulette wheel during celebrations to mark the Springfield venue’s first birthday.
Robert Westerfield, Gaming Operations Vice-President for MGM Springfield, reportedly told the newspaper that the stadium gaming attraction is located in a high-traffic area adjacent to the property’s cashier and allows aficionados to use computer screens on each one of its terminals to enjoy single games or all four simultaneously. He purportedly moreover detailed that these competitions feature live dealers but run faster than more traditional contests due to the fact that a computer system is in control of all betting and payout functions.
Westerfield reportedly stated…
“Anything you can do from a live table you can do here.”
The executive reportedly told The Republican that the new advance may also help MGM Springfield to increase gaming revenues as it has the possibility of offering up to 96 simultaneous games featuring price ranges of between $5 and $10. He purportedly proclaimed that the stadium gaming facility will furthermore allow players at the Massachusetts venue to ‘get more action in’ while permitting his office ‘to be a lot more creative with our limit’.
Opened by Las Vegas-headquartered MGM Resorts International in late-August of 2018, MGM Springfield already featured a 125,000 sq ft casino floor hosting some 140 gaming tables alongside approximately 2,550 slots. Despite initial hopes that the $960 million facility would bring in first-year gross gaming revenues of around $400 million, it has so far disappointed with annual takings through to the end of July sitting at only about $253 million.