MGM Resorts International, one of the largest casino companies in the world, announced today it has set its sights on the tiny town of Brimfield in Western Massachusetts as the possible site for a “world-class resort.” MGM chairman and chief executive Jim Murren announced today that the company had signed a contract with Rolling Hills Estates Realty Trust to purchase 150 acres of land just north of the Massachusetts Turnpike in the town. “When we decided to get actively involved in Massachusetts, we scoured the state for a location that would provide the rural setting that New Englanders want,” Murren said in a statement. “The remote nature of this property, along with its proximity to the Mass Pike, is exactly what we had in mind.”
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