Tribe Given Deadline to Secure Casino Deal Near Easton

A casino built on the intersection of Route 24 and Route 140 by the Mashpee Wampanoags could be "reassessed" and possibly open to new bidders, according to the Boston Herald.


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.

Fran MacKinnon December 19, 2012 at 01:39 PM
The casino would generate revenue into all the surrounding communities . Open your eyes and let progress begin.
Janet Sroczynski December 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I have said NO to casinos many times before here in Massachusetts, and I will say NO again. You should not be putting casinos so close to the schools in Easton, and within 10-minutes to Stonehill College/Wheaton College. Go out to Las Vegas if you want casinos. Focus on real job creation, here in Massachusetts. How many buildings are either For Rent, For Lease or For Sale on Route 128-alone...the former High-Tech Corridor for greater Boston company start-ups, incubators and dot-com's.


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