Ludlow is the first town to sign a surrounding community agreement with MGM.
Ludlow Town Select board member Aaron Saunders tells CBS 3 Springfield MGM will give the town of Ludlow $75,000 a year.
Some other highlights of the agreement include:
MGM wants to build an $800 million resort casino in Springfield's South End.
MGM is the only casino proposal left in Western Massachusetts after Palmer and West Springfield voters shot down proposals in their communities.
Several towns that surround Springfield have passed non-binding referendums against a Springfield casino.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will take the opinions of surrounding towns into account when deciding where a casino would go in Western Massachusetts.
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