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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announces deal with host of casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, for a potential casino.

The tribe agreed to pay $33 million up front in mitigation costs. The tribe also plans to share about $13 million a year in gaming revenues.

“We’re excited to have reached an agreement that provides for a mutually beneficial partnership between the City of Taunton and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe,” Chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a press release. “In addition to the thousands of jobs and millions in economic impact our destination resort casino will provide, this agreement details our tribe’s commitment to mitigating all impacts to city services as well as providing direct payments that Taunton can use to plan its own bright future.”

The agreement needs the approval of the city council in Taunton. And voters will go to the polls on June 9 to say whether they want to host the casino.

Get the Story:
Deal with Wampanoags on casino would mean $13 million a year to Taunton (The Taunton Daily Gazette 5/18)
Taunton, Mashpee tribe ink $13 million deal (The Cape Cod Times 5/18)
Mashpee Wampanoag tribe makes deal to build casino (The Boston Globe 5/18)
Tribe, Taunton agree on deal (AP 5/18)

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