Tribe Could Be One Step Closer To Resort Casino In Taunton
On Friday, The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman said the tribe has reached a deal with the state on a gaming compact. Cedric Cromwell told the Cape Cod Times that the agreement still needs to be approved by the full tribal council. That could happen Tuesday at a special meeting. The state legislature also needs to approve the deal before it goes to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. At this time, the tribe has exclusive rights for a casino on Southeastern Massachusetts. They plan a $500 million dollar resort on 146 acres of land just off Routes 140 and 24 in Taunton. It would include casinos, a hotel, restaurants, a concert venue and a water park.