Article by Brendan Bussmann published in Global Gaming Business Magazine
Windy City Gaming
By Brendan Bussmann
Casinos in urban environments, not always the norm, have offered challenges in certain jurisdictions.
Major markets such as Philadelphia have had casinos near downtown for years. Pittsburgh and Detroit also feature casino gaming in downtown settings. The Washington D.C. market, with MGM National Harbor, has also made an impact. But in recent years, more developers have embraced urban environments to meld properties into the fabric of the greater communities they serve. Two of the more recent examples were in Massachusetts, with MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor.
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