Patrick Files Taunton Casino Compact With Feds
A casino 10 miles from Easton is one step closer to a done deal.
The New Bedford Standard Times reported Saturday that Gov. Deval Patrick has officially filed the compact reached between the tribe and state with the federal Department of the Interior, a spokesman said Friday.
In a letter dated Friday and addressed to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Patrick urges support of the deal, which would pay the state 21.5 percent of gross gambling revenue from a proposed $500 million casino in Taunton, just 10 miles from Easton's border.