The Massachusetts State Gaming Board gave the Mashpee Wampanoags 90 days to reach a deal with Gov. Deval Patrick to build a casino in Taunton, 10 miles from Easton's border, according to the Boston Herald.
Lack of action in 90 days could open things up to commercial bidders, the Herald reported.
The Wampanoags are looking to build a casino at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 140, approximately 10 miles from Easton's border. An original deal reached with Patrick was denied by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The prospect of a casino in the area has led to many opponents, and even sparked a petition against it's construction.
Easton Officials expressed reservations over the summer of a casino so close to the Shovel Town citing traffic concerns.