Gambling developments are coming nearly daily from the state of Massachusetts. Last week, the state’s new Massachusetts Gaming Commission met for the first time, setting up the basic framework for a licensing process for casinos in the state.
At the end of the week, the tribe of Aquinnah Wampanoag released information about a proposal for a casino on tribal lands in the popular tourist destination of Martha’s Vineyard. If the tribe can meet the deadline imposed in the new casino law, they can preempt any alternative developer gaining the license for that part of Massachusetts.
On the Aquinnah Gaming website, the tribe asserts “The tribe currently holds land in trust on Martha’s Vineyard for economic development and we would consider that option. Martha’s Vineyard is a very popular tourist destination that could certainly support a smaller-scale casino.”
Other areas where the tribe could build include land they hold in Freetown, Lakeville and Fall River.