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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to present a Casino Plan to Massachusetts Regulators
- March 14, 2016 By Samantha A. -
The casino is planned to break ground in April of 2016.
In the city of Mashpee Massachusetts the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe is now updating the Massachusetts gambling regulators on their plans to construct a casino resort south of the Boston area.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe and the Gaming Commission of Massachusetts will be meeting at the Mashpee tribe’s government and community center in Mashpee Massachusetts on Tuesday March 15th 2016 during the afternoon in order to discuss these plans for constructing a casino resort which would be located south of Boston.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe which is the Cape Cod based Indian tribe had more than three hundred acres of land that was placed into a trust by the federal government during this last past year 2015, this decision is now being challenged in the federal court system by a rival casino developer as well as many local opponents.
These lands that were placed into trust by the federal government include one hundred and fifty acres that is located within the city of Taunton, Massachusetts that is about thirty five miles from downtown Boston as well as another one hundred and seventy acres that is located in Mashpee Massachusetts.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe received their federal recognition in the year of 2007, but this tribe can trace its ancestry all the way back to the Indian Tribe who encountered the Pilgrims.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe plans to start the construction and break ground on this five hundred million dollar casino project on Tuesday April 5th 2016.