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Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks building inspector for casino (09/04)
A listing on the Indianz.Com jobs board outlines a resort with a 927,445 square-foot casino, a 329,000 square-foot hotel and a garage with space for up to 4,000 vehicles.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA clarifies timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (08/31)
A decision on the land-into-trust application for the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino isn't imminent.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming plan (08/28)
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino project (08/26)
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues (08/18)
Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum (08/17)
The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority that was required to put a halt to a controversial Class II facility on the reservation.

Filed Under: Connecticut
Connecticut tribes see ups and downs with slot machine wins (08/14)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation reported a slight increase from the year prior while the Mohegan Tribe saw a drop.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (08/13)
A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to vote on Class II casino project (08/12)
The referendum could put an end to a project that has generated controversy and spawned litigation.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap (08/11)
Tribal leaders will be in federal court hundreds of miles away from their home on Martha's Vineyard, where the president and his family are taking some time off.

Filed Under: Connecticut | Opinion
Column: Another tribal casino in Connecticut is a 'no-brainer' (08/07)
It's not really an expansion of Connecticut's gambling, which is now provided by two of the largest casinos in the world.

Filed Under: Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Connecticut sued over law that paves way for new tribal casino (08/05)
MGM Resorts International contends the two-step process for the new facility is unconstitutional because only tribes can solicit bids.

Filed Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Something's gotta give in New England casino race (08/03)
It seems doubtful that the region’s gambling dollar will stretch to cover all of these venues.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino (07/31)
Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino (07/29)
Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Filed Under: Federal Register | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (07/27)
The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe owes HUD for casino building (07/24)
The tribe accepted a grant to build a community center but the building will now be used for a Class II facility.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts (07/23)
K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid (07/21)
Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game (07/20)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.

Filed Under: Connecticut | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Connecticut tribes hope to debut casino ahead of nearby rival (07/17)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe they can open a third gaming facility as early as the end of 2016.

Filed Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian gaming company lashes out at Connecticut tribes (07/16)
MGM Resorts says it will do whatever it takes to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino.

Filed Under: Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut report increase in slot machine winnings (07/15)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a 2.4 percent rise while the Mohegan Tribe saw a 3.1 percent rise.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case (07/15)
The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bid (07/14)
The town of Aquinnah wants a federal judge to enforce a cease and desist order and stop construction on the Class II facility.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe might stop work on Class II project (07/13)
A referendum on August 16 will determine whether the tribe moves forward with a controversial casino on the reservation.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's wrong approach on casino (07/09)
It is hard to know if the tribe intends to press ahead with plans to place rows and rows of blinking electronic bingo devices in its living room and invite gamblers in, or if this is some type of bluff designed to advance mainland aspirations.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casino (07/07)
The tribe offered to meet with the town of Aquinnah to work on a government-to-government agreement affecting the Class II gaming facility.

Filed Under: Connecticut | New York | Regulation
Connecticut tribes pay out nearly 92 percent put into slot machines (07/07)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facility (07/06)
Local officials are sending a cease and desist letter to the tribe after learning that construction will start soon.

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