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Mass. panel could end Mashpee Wampanoag’s casino bid

Published April 05. 2013 4:00AM

Gambling regulators appear poised to end the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission declined to vote Tuesday on opening up the region to bids from commercial casino developers. Instead, it allowed two weeks for additional comment. The state's 2011 casino law gave the Wampanoag exclusive rights in the region, and the tribe argues the commission has to wait for the completion of a federal process that will determine if they get the needed land for their $500 million Taunton project.

Associated Press

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