During this month the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be given a
presentation on the the proposed Taunton casino by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
A third casino license is still be considered by the commission.
The meeting will be open to the public and held on March 15 in Mashpee.
Last year the federal government approved the tribe's request to place land into
trust. This gave permission for the tribe to build a casino on their land.
In 2011 the voters approved a bill that would allow for up to three state
regulated casinos with one license for a slot parlor. Casino projects in Everett
and Springfield have been awarded licenses. Plainville has been awarded the
license for the slot parlor.
The state is not required to award a third license. However, the developer for
the proposed Brocton casino is pushing to be awarded the last license. The
development group is suing over the federal government's decision to place land
into trust for the tribe.
The law suit is being supported by the casino development company as well as a
anti casino group from Taunton.
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