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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

Decision on tribal casino will bring certainty to market

Posted Aug. 26, 2015 at 7:19 PM Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 7:21 PM The major wildcard looming over the Massachusetts casino market could soon be resolved. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in an Aug. 21 letter to Taunton City … 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

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Applauds Federal Land-in-Trust Guidelines

Interior Department’s “Carcieri” Guidelines In Line with Tribe’s Land Application (MASHPEE, MA – March 18, 2014) – Cedric Cromwell, Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, is commending a legal opinion released late last week by the Interior Department for placing … Continue reading

Interior Department Posts Federal Notice of Compact Approval

Yesterday, February 3, 2014 our Tribal-State Compact took effect and was been officially posted to the Federal Register. Please read the press release below, sent out yesterday for the announcement. INTERIOR DEPARTMENT POSTS FEDERAL NOTICE OF COMPACT APPROVAL — IT’S OFFICIAL … Continue reading

Tribal/State Compact: Notice from Department of Interior

On Wednesday, January 8th, at  the meeting of the Tribal Council, we shared with Council and Tribal members in attendance the letter received from Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn. The letter, states in part, “We … Continue reading

Update: Project FIrst Light

The Gaming Commission’s decision on Thursday to open the Southeastern Massachusetts region to commercial bids paves the way for the possibility of a fourth casino in the state and two in Southeastern Massachusetts. This not only ignores our federal rights … Continue reading