Looks like there will be another addition to the casino world here in the near future. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe have received the legislation on 321 acres in Massachusetts. This comes after several years of their proposal being under review. With the new land being offered over to the tribe they will not be able to bring the first tribal casino to the state. The 321 acres are split up between two locations 170 acres in Mashpee and 151 in Taunton. The new occupied land serves as a victory for one of the tribes who helped early settlers in Massachusetts.
The new land will allow the construction and operation of the first tribal owned casino in Massachusetts. Promises of dividends to be offered to state will be publicized in later news. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is a proud tribe and will be able to build a casino that ultimately has potential to be a multi-million dollar opportunity for the tribe and open up doors for future deals to be made. The casino industry is spreading across the country as tribes look to keep their strong hold on the industry evident with more native being used for construction. Critics think the new native casino will cause property increase but the overall reaction comes from the positives that a prominent casino can bring to the area.
The construction of the casino will be determined in the coming months but the tribe hopes to have the casino up in running by early 2017. They celebrated with tribal rituals in the town hall of Mashpee, MA. The tribal council believes this is a great victory that their elders have been fighting for many decades. This serves as a culmination of a struggle that all the Mashpee Wampanoag should be proud of. The casino will generate job security for many Native Americans in the area.