The East Longmeadow Board of Selectmen has given former Springfield Mayor Mike Albano a $10,000 consulting contract to conduct a casino economic impact study.
Albano will gather data and study the economic effects of a casino in the neighboring community on public safety, housing, schools, roads and businesses.
The study is specific to the proposed MGM casino in Springfield's South End.
MGM is facing off against Mohegan Sun in Palmer for the sole Western Mass casino license.
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