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by Sarah J.F. Braley | March 28, 2012

According to several news reports, MGM Resorts International has abandoned plans to turn 150 acres in Brimfield, Mass., into a casino resort about 65 miles west of Boston. "The unique nature of MGM's plans for an all-inclusive world-class resort on the Brimfield site, and our growing understanding of the needed scope for its infrastructure, simply do not allow us to pursue the comprehensive MGM resort originally envisioned here," Bill Hornbuckle, MGM's Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement. Full details of the planned property had not been released. MGM is just one of at least seven organizations looking to building a casino in Massachusetts now that the legislature has approved gambling. Up for grabs are three full gaming licenses.