Category Archives: Project FIrst Light

Cowlitz Tribe Wins Federal Appeal. Encouraging News for First Light Resort & Casino

By Brooks Johnson, Columbian Business Reporter Published: July 29, 2016, 10:02 AM A federal court on Friday affirmed the recognition of the Cowlitz Tribe, preserving its reservation near La Center and the $510 million casino resort being built there. “The … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Construction Update

With construction work for First Light Resort & Casino now underway, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s Gaming Authority has begun to post updates of the on-going construction work on the First Light Resort & Casino website (http://www.firstlightresort.com/blog/2016/07/28/july-28-construction-update/). On the Tribe’s approximately … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Local Construction Update

New Water Main Installation on Pinehill and Stevens Street Effort continues to complete the new water main installation while school is out. Work began on Monday July 18thbeginning at Pinehill Street and continuing up to Stevens Street. Work will continue … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Job and Vendor Fair

Now that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has begun site demolition work to pave the way for its billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, the Tribe’s Gaming Authority is hosting a job and vendor fair this Saturday. The fair … Continue reading

Tribe Reacts to Massachusetts Gaming Commission Rejecting Brockton Casino

“We have been living on this land for thousands of years and made it possible for non-Natives to establish themselves here. Historically, our people have been the recipients of a string of broken promises. Today is not one of those … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Job and Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 14

Now that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has begun pre-construction work on its billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino in Taunton, the Tribe’s Gaming Authority and the City of Taunton are hosting a job and vendor fair. The fair will provide … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino Groundbreaking on April 5

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, also known as People of the First Light, will celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for the First Light Resort & Casino. The new facility will include a casino, fine dining, entertainment venues, luxury hotel rooms, and many … Continue reading

State Would Lose Millions if Mass Gaming Commission Issues Fourth Casino License

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts would lose $28 million a year in gaming revenue if the Massachusetts Gaming Commission issues a license for a fourth casino in Brockton, less than 20 miles away from where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is building … Continue reading

First Light Resort & Casino on the Horizon: Final Design Unveiled

At a joint press conference with Taunton city officials, Mashpee Wampanoag tribal leaders today unveiled the final design and construction schedule for First Light Resort & Casino. To the delight of the standing-room only crowd in attendance, tribal leaders said … Continue reading

Project First Light Final Environmental Impact Report Released, Opened for Comment Period

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Releases Final State Environmental Report for Taunton Casino Project (MASHPEE, MA – DECEMBER 9, 2014) – The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced today the publication of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for Project First … Continue reading