On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to wade into the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders said this week they are ready to move ahead with plans to build a bingo hall on the Island. For their part, government leaders in Aquinnah raised a white flag on the long-running legal battles between the town and tribe, expressing guarded optimism that all sides can work together in good faith.

In a two-word order on Monday — “certiorari denied” — the Supreme Court left intact a decision last April from a federal appeals court, which said the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act superseded the 1987 Massachusetts Settlement Act’s provisions restricting gaming.

It was the last legal hurdle for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribe to clear before it could begin building a class two electronic bingo hall on the Vineyard.

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