AGHCA, on November 13th, 2013

Tribe Says It Can Open Casino Near Cape Cod

Wall Street Journal:

A Native American tribe said Tuesday it has won federal approval to open a small casino on tribal land on Martha’s Vineyard, an island long-known as a summertime playground for presidents and affluent vacationers.

In an unexpected development, the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah said its two-decade push for a casino was cleared by a legal opinion from the National Indian Gaming Commission, a federal agency that regulates gambling on tribal lands. The tribe has been at loggerheads with officials over a 1983 land settlement, but tribal Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais said it now has the necessary approval for a facility that includes machine games, bingo and poker. Continue reading…

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