The brand new MGM Springfield Casino is set to open in just under one month and yesterday they premiered their first commercial for the central Massachusetts resort. If the flagship ad for the multi-platform "This is a First" campaign is any indication, this place is going to be incredible.

The over the top fantasy clip shows the signature MGM Lion crossing over the iconic Memorial Bridge, features much of the Springfield city skyline, and finishes with the tag "The best of Las Vegas comes to the heart of New England".

This commercial has me even more excited for what is soon to be just a short drive from The Berkshires, not just for my own entertainment (ok, realistically that's most of it) but also for the creation of thousands of new jobs and revenue for the commonwealth.

Aside from table games and slots, the new casino will feature a 250-room hotel, eight new restaurants including The Chandler Steakhouse, run by Hell's Kitchen season 14 winner Meghan Gill, and plenty of places to have a cocktail like The TAP Sports Bar, which will include a 10-lane bowling alley, an arcade, a beer garden, and feature Springfield-inspired food.

MGM Springfield has partnered with The Mass Mutual Center to bring A-list comedians, musicians and other acts to western Massachusetts. A feature I can't wait to check out is The Plaza, billed as an amazing outdoor dining and entertainment district highlighting the outdoor beauty of MGM Springfield, "re-imagining the traditional pedestrian experience, we've got you covered whether you're looking for a spot to hang with friends or grab a quick bite or an epic show". Of course they'll be plenty places to shop, a dine-in luxury Regal Cinemas theater, and a 3,400-spot parking garage right off the highway, which will be free of charge for anyone visiting downtown Springfield.

Check out the clip below.

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