DOI Finalizes Embattled Compact For Tribe's $500M Casino

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 2:21 PM EST) -- The Department of the Interior on Monday formally acknowledged and put into effect a controversial tribal compact that paves the way for a $500 million Massachusetts casino proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

After having refused to challenge the latest version of the compact, the DOI's notice in the Federal Register put the Mashpee deal with Massachusetts into law on Monday, according to federal documents. The Mashpee have been pursuing a compact for several years and the DOI's Bureau of Indian Affairs had invalidated a previous...
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