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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: 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: 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.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility (07/03)
Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe wins local vote for casino in Massachusetts (06/24)
The tribe plans to manage the $650 million facility in New Bedford.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes for decision in casino litigation (06/08)
The tribe and the state will head to court on August 12 and they have agreed to let a judge, rather than a jury, decide the case.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hoping for casino decision this year (05/21)
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe questions non-Indian slot facility (05/15)
The Plainridge Park Casino will offer slot machines and electronic table games less than 20 miles from the tribe's casino site.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino odds look slimmer (04/15)
While the odds of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino opening in Taunton now appear slimmer than ever, how would a tribal casino affect a third state-licensed casino?

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
BIA still promising action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (04/03)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Still no word from BIA on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (03/17)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than seven years ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Group fights Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino plan (03/12)
Absent the settlement agreement, the tribe would be free to develop its lands as it sees fit.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails decision in gaming dispute (03/04)
The tribe plans to build a Class II facility on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe joins gaming proposal in Massachusetts (03/04)
The tribe hopes to manage a commercial casino in the southeastern part of the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and state in court over casino plan (03/03)
The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting for BIA answer on casino (02/02)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn promised a decision in "early 2013" but that deadline has long passed.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe said to seek $374M loan for casino (01/07)
The tribe is already on the hook for $100 million and some members are worried about the growing debt.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe acquires land adjacent to casino site (01/07)
The tribe paid $1.1 million for eight parcels totaling 17 acres.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe heads back to court in casino dispute (01/06)
The tribe is seeking to build a Class II facility on its reservation but the state opposes the plan.

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