Massachusetts Gaming Commission Mulls Fate Of Final Casino License

In a strongly worded letter to Massachusetts gaming regulators, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has warned they lack the authority to formally re-launch the bidding process for a third casino in the southeastern part of the state while the tribe’s land is still in federal trust.

“The tribe reserves all comment on the series of questions issued by the MGC (Massachusetts Gaming Commission) and deems any response on these items to be premature given the fact that the tribe’s reservation remains in trust,” chairman Cedric Cromwell wrote in a four-page letter submitted to the commission in November in response to a request for input on the future of a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

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