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Casino firm quits effort for a Springfield resort

Ameristar Casinos has dropped its yearlong effort to build a gambling resort in Springfield, the company announced Friday, because its officials believed their proposal was not likely to survive a city-run contest among casino developers.

Ameristar’s sudden withdrawal leaves MGM Resorts and Penn ­National Gaming in competition for the support of city voters and Mayor Domenic Sarno.

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