A Tribal Casino In Southeastern Mass.? Not So Fast ...

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT) -- On July 11, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a tribal gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The compact is a major first step toward the tribe becoming the exclusive casino operator in the southeastern Massachusetts region, one of three regions in which resort casinos may be developed under Massachusetts’ new gaming law.

But the compact is only a first step in what promises to be a difficult road ahead for the tribe. Regulatory uncertainties and legal challenges await. This article briefly discusses the compact, anticipated next steps for the tribe and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and the major regulatory and...

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