Isenberg Hospitality Graduates & Students to Benefit from Western Massachusetts Casino

September 12, 2013


Haemoon Oh, Head of Isenberg's Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management, told Springfield's television media that his department is poised to provide managerial talent both for a future casino in Western Massachusetts and for the hotels, restaurants, and other venues that would cluster around it.  Oh noted that his department offers five courses devoted to casino and event management. Isenberg's hospitality department has also added an online course in casino management, which is gaining in popularity.


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans to award the Western Massachusetts casino to one of two remaining candidates in February. The finalists are MGM Resorts International in Springfield and Mohegan Sun in Palmer (the latter pending a successful referendum in November.)