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Casino plan killed yet again

Every week or so, it seems, someone revives the Mashpee Wampanoag proposal to build the world’s largest gambling casino in Middleborough for the sole purpose of killing it again. So it is today. Stephanie Vosk and George Brennan report in the Cape Cod Times that state officials have decided to oppose the plan.

This comes on top of last week’s news that the town of Mashpee has asked the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to call a halt to the proceedings. Thus, even if Gov. Deval Patrick wins his bid to build three casinos in Massachusetts, it’s highly unlikely that one of them will be in Middleborough.

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  1. Anonymous

    Maybe our elected leaders will eventually figure out that they can’t legalize Class III gaming and exclude the Indians.Once Class III is legalized, you’ll have slots ALL over, beginning with racetracks.The Aquinnah will build on Nantucket or the Vineyard or New Bedford.The Wampanoags in Middleboro and Mashpee. There is no winning with Class III.

  2. Anonymous

    Don’t be so sure Dan, if class 3 gaming is legal in any way the tribes investors will sue to get a casino on the Middleboro property. They will, even if there are three commercial casino’s built elsewhere. No class 3, no casino. No federal land trust , no casino. It’s that simple.

  3. cdplakeville

    If you really don’t want a casino in Middleboro, then there is one important thing you can do, write to the Department of Interior and request them to deny the land into trust. Go to easy instructions and content ideas. Shut the door on the casino today. Stomp it dead.

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