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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe works on new Class III compact

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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) are in “active conversations” for a new Class III gaming compact, The Boston Globe reports.

The tribe and Patrick signed a deal last year but it was rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At issue was the high revenue sharing rate -- 21.5 percent -- and the lack of some form of exclusivity.

The two sides are now working on a new deal. “The fact remains that reaching a renegotiated compact is in the best interest of both the tribe and the Commonwealth, and we are confident that a new agreement that takes into account guidance from the Department of Interior . . . can be reached in the very near future," Chairman Cedric Cromwell told the paper.

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