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Editorial: Open debate on Pequot Tribe commercial casino bid

Filed Under: Connecticut | Opinion
More on: mashantucket, massachusetts
Newspaper calls for open debate on proposal by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut to build a commercial casino in Fall River, Massachusetts:
The news that Foxwoods Resort Casino had secured an option to purchase 30 acres in Fall River’s South End for a new casino — at the site of the New Harbour Mall — has been received with a great deal of both excitement and trepidation, unleashing a flood of questions within our community that has supported plenty of gaming proposals that have come and gone over the years.

Since the news broke Wednesday night, readers have taken to heraldnews.com and the HNNow Facebook and Twitter pages to share their questions, concerns and hopes.

They unfortunately also began spreading misinformation. For example, although Foxwoods is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut, the Fall River proposal would be a commercial casino — not a tribal casino, like the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino proposal for Taunton. It is important for the community discussion and debate to be based upon facts.

Get the Story:
Our View: Put all the cards on the table before Fall River casino vote (The Fall River Herald News 3/14)

Also Today:
With Fall River plan, Foxwoods changes the casino landscape (The New Bedford Standard-Times 3/14)

Related Stories:
Pequot Tribe finds spot for Massachusetts commercial casino (3/13)

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