Martha’s Vineyard Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to build a casino on the island

As State Senate and House vote to approve the Mashpee Wampanoag Compact, the Aquinnah tribe announced it had secured federal approval to open a Class II gaming facility on its existing Indian lands on the Vineyard NOVEMBER 12, 2013 - 2:10PM | BY MICHAEL P. NORTON AQUINNAH’S VINEYARD PLANS SEEN AS “BIG CURVEBALL” ON GAMBLING FRONT Tribe announced it had secured federal approval to open a Class II gaming facility on its existing Indian lands As news spread Tuesday morning about plans for a ... more...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Secures Federal Approvals Needed To Proceed With Gaming Facility On Its Existing Indian Lands

November 12, 2013 (Aquinnah, Massachusetts).  The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has secured the federal approvals necessary for it to open a Class II gaming facility on the Tribe’s existing Indian lands on Martha’s Vineyard. On August 29, 2103, the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) approved amendments to the Gaming Ordinance specifically identifying the Tribe’s existing trust land on the Island. On October 25, 2013 the NIGC’s General Counsel issued a legal opinion concl... more...

Wampanoag tribe says it has federal approval to build casino on Martha’s Vineyard

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah today declared it has won federal approval to open a casino on its tribal land on Martha’s Vineyard, introducing a surprising new wrinkle to the state’s unsettled gambling industry. The tribe pledges to now move ahead with a plan to convert an unfinished tribal community center on the island into a temporary casino, until a permanent facility can be built. “As the People of the First Light, we are responsible for preserving the atmosphere and beauty of the Isla... more...

Rocky rollout to era of Mass. casino gambling

Once the Legislature finally approved Las Vegas-style gambling last November, after years of debate and near misses, many believed the hard part was over - and that the promise of thousands of jobs and millions in new state revenue would soon be realized. But the first six months of the casino era in Massachusetts have been hampered by controversies and false starts, proving that little is easy when it comes to launching a new industry with billions of dollars at stake. The casino law i... more...