Just over 10 years ago, Middleboro became embroiled in controversy when the Mashpee Wampanoag purchased land with the intention to build an Indian casino. In the decade since, the tribe is no The Mashpee Wampanoag, who are descended from the same branch of the Algonquin as the Aquinnah Wampanoag, are ahead of the Aquinnah in their casino plans. They have deep-pocketed investors Sol Kerzner and Len Wolman as partners, ownership of 550 acres of land near Interstate 495 in Middleborough, and an overwhelmingly positive vote from a Middleborough Town Meeting for a Mashpee Wampanoag The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe began planning for its $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton since the early 2010s, broke ground on the project in 2016 after the Obama administration took the land into trust for the tribe and had hoped to welcome gamblers in 2017. But the Trump administration has worked since 2017 to undo the land-in-trust designation and the dispute threw the brakes Not surprisingly, KG Urban Enterprises, the developer hoping to build a New Bedford casino, is objecting to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s attempt to torpedo its federal lawsuit. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s casino hopes rekindled . By Cape Cod Times Staff Sunday Jul 2, 2017 at 3:58 PM Jul 2, 2017 at 3:58 PM. State’s authority over Mashpee Wampanoag could determine next The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe will bid for one of three casino licenses if Governor Deval Patrick's proposal is adopted. The tribe prefers to build their casino on a 550-acre site in a rural section of Middleborough rather than in New Bedford as proposed by the Govenor. Patrick believes the New Bedford site would be an economic boost for the old whaling city and fishing port and would be New Bedford Attracts More Casino Interest from the Mashpee Tribe. On May 23, 2007, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could have stiff competition if they pick New Bedford as the new location for their casino, after a new casino developer bought some waterfront property. The Indian Tribe is considering New Bedford, Middleborough and other southeast Massachusetts locations for their new casino. They New Bedford casino developer, state rep hope Massachusetts House blocks Mashpee Wampanoag's gaming compact Updated Mar 24, 2019; Posted Sep 12, 2013 Mashpee Wampanoag proposed Taunton casino: New By Colin A. Young of State House News Service. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will get a hearing before a federal judge this week to appeal a 2016 ruling that 321 acres of reservation land in Mashpee and Taunton could not be held in trust for the tribe, which had broken ground on a $1 billion casino in Taunton. Add the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to the growing list of tribes and groups seeking to protect their interests by intervening in a lawsuit filed by a developer that wants to build a New Bedford casino.
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