Mass. Finalizes Casino Compact With Mashpee Wampanoags

July 30, 2012 12:00 AM
Mass. Finalizes Casino Compact With Mashpee Wampanoags
" BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has formally signed a compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, allowing them exclusive rights to develop a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

Joined by tribal leaders, Patrick signed the agreement, which was ratified by the Legislature, in a short ceremony Monday afternoon.

The agreement calls for the Mashpee to return 21.5 percent of future gaming revenues to Massachusetts, the highest figure ever negotiated between a state and Native American tribe "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Monday, July 30, 2012 by Boston Herald

Mass. finalizes casino compact with tribe

Deval Patrick has formally signed a compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, allowing them exclusive rights to develop a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts. Joined by tribal leaders, Patrick signed the agreement, which was ratified by the ...

Read more
Monday, July 30, 2012 by Daily Comet

Mass. finalizes casino compact with tribe

The agreement, negotiated by the administration and ratified by the Legislature, will grant the tribe exclusive rights to develop a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The compact calls for the Mashpee to return 21.5 percent of future gaming ...

Read more
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Taunton Daily Gazette

Mass. Senate approves Taunton casino compact

Since the tribe announced in February that it intends to build a casino in Taunton, the race has been on for tribal leaders to finalize a compact with the state. Under Massachusetts law, the tribe would have lost its exclusive rights to the casino ...

Read more
Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Boston.com

CEO sees sites for potential casino

Two of the best-known names in casino gambling are stepping up efforts to finalize casino sites in downtown Springfield, seemingly eager to beat each other to the punch and begin building community support for development projects that would forever ...

Read more