Town delays vote on Mashpee Wampanoag casino

Leaders in the town of Middleboro delayed a vote on a casino deal with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

The tribe has offered $7 million a year plus an estimated $150 million in infrastructure improvements. The tribe still needs land placed in trust, as well as a Class III gaming compact, but the speed at which the deal was arranged has alarmed residents.

The town has hired Dennis Whittlesey, who has represented a number of tribes seeking federal recognition. Whittlesey said the land-into-trust process could take quite some time.

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Middleboro won't be rushed on casino (The Cape Cod Times 6/14)
Lawyer to advise town on casino (The Boston Globe 6/14)
Middleborough selectmen delay vote on casino agreement (AP 6/14)