Mass. House Approves Compact For $500M Tribal Casino

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- In a key nod for an embattled $500 million tribal casino proposal, the Massachusetts' House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a gambling compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe that pushes the project forward.

The 116-38 vote moves the compact, inked between the tribe and Governor Deval Patrick, to the state Senate's floor. This is the second compact to come before the Massachusetts legislature in recent years, as the first one was rejected by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs and would help...
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