GAMBLING
3:33 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Hard Rock Pitches Casino Resort on Big E Site in Springfield

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino chain has submitted a proposal – along with a non-refundable $400,000 application fee – to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to build a casino resort in Springfield.

The proposed casino, to be called Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England, would occupy a 38-acre parcel on the site of the Big E state fair in West Springfield.

The proposed resort would feature a 400 to 500-room hotel with a spa and indoor pool deck, a 200,000-square foot, casino with 100 to 125 tables and 2,500 to 3,000 slot machines, a Hard Rock Café restaurant and a live music venue.