As many as four top-tier casino developers have informed Springfield officials that they would like to build a gambling resort in this struggling city on the Connecticut River, a level of competition unmatched in other parts of the state that will force wealthy developers into direct competition before they even apply for a state license.“We’re ground zero, baby,” gushed Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, in an extended interview. Sarno has said he would fight to bring a casino to Springfield.
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