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House approves tribal compact for Taunton casino

After a period of debate Wednesday, the House approved the revised tribal gambling compact that would govern the terms of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s proposed casino in East Taunton. The measure passed 115-38 and will now move to the state Senate ... read more

Taunton tribal casino compact approved

The casino ... tribe, the city of Taunton and the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” tribal chairman Cedric Cromwell said Friday. The tribe, he said, received confirmation Friday from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs that the compact is deemed approved. read more

Massachusetts Senate approves agreement for $500 million Mashpee Wampanoag casino in Taunton

moving forward the tribe's plans for a $500 million casino in Taunton. With no debate, the Senate on a voice vote approved the tribal-state compact. The state House of Representatives voted 115-38 to approve the agreement on Oct. 9, with opposition from ... read more

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Tribe unveils new design for casino

TAUNTON (AP ... On Wednesday, a House panel will hold a hearing on a revised casino compact between the tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick. The agreement, if approved by lawmakers, would replace an earlier compact that was rejected by the federal Bureau ... read more

Mass. lawmakers approve tribal casino compact

Gov. Deval Patrick was approved Wednesday by the state House, after some lawmakers warned that the tribe faced nearly insurmountable obstacles to developing a resort casino in Taunton. Under the compact, which passed on a 116-38 vote, the state would ... read more

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe approves new casino compact with state

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has agreed to pay the state 21 percent of gross gambling revenues from a $500 million Taunton casino for as long as it ... appeal to different types of players. The compact was approved Tuesday night by a 7-1 vote of the Mashpee ... read more

Taunton tribal casino compact approved

If the state approves a commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts, however, the tribe would not have to share any of its casino revenue. The new version of a compact for a proposed tribal casino in Taunton was still under review Thursday afternoon ... read more

House ratifies casino deal with Mass. tribe

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts House has ratified a casino compact between the state and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The House approved it Wednesday by a ... which it hopes to build a resort casino in Taunton. Without a deadline, the region could ... read more

New Bedford casino developer, state rep hope Massachusetts House blocks Mashpee Wampanoag's gaming compact

After a hearing in Springfield on Tuesday, the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies approved a gaming compact between the Mashpee tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick. The vote frees the bill to move to the House for a vote although House ... read more

Taunton calls for amendment to casino agreement with tribe

suggested Thursday that the inclusion of the mall property in the compact suggests Taunton voters may have been misled when they approved a citywide ballot question last year to support a tribal casino. “Although I respect Mayor Flanagan, he should worry ... read more


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