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A vast casino plan for Springfield

MGM proposal would remake city’s downtown

Casino giant MGM Resorts International will disclose plans Wednesday for an $800 million gambling resort, entertainment complex, and housing development in downtown Springfield, an ambitious project that would rebuild areas of the city severely damaged by a 2011 tornado, according to a draft of a company statement on the project obtained by the Globe.

The MGM project would be the first casino proposal in Massa­chusetts in a distinctly downtown urban setting, and a unique project for a company best known for its prominent Las Vegas Strip properties, which include the upscale ­Bellagio and Mandalay Bay and the quirky theme hotels Luxor and New York-New York.

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