http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/01/11/with-entry-hard-rock-casino-field-rounding-out-ahead-tuesday-deadline/X1iJ4FQm8yJWWAJfxUL7nN/story.html

WEST SPRINGFIELD — In a glitzy ceremony replete with a live 1980s hair-band rocker and a dead pop star’s famous leather jacket, Hard Rock International joined the crowded field of ­applicants Friday competing for the sole casino resort license in Western Massachusetts.

The $700 million to $800 million Hard Rock project at the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds joins three ­other casino resort hopefuls in the west, MGM Resorts, Penn National Gaming, and Mohegan Sun, and probably rounds out the field before Tuesday’s state application deadline.

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Where should the state’s casinos be located?