Tribe to Move Forward with Gaming Plans
January 12, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the Wampanoag casino case, tribal leaders are preparing to move ahead with plans to build a bingo hall on the Island.
In a two-word order, “certiorari denied,” the Supreme Court removed the last legal hurdle for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to clear before it could begin building a class two electronic bingo hall on the Island. Tribal chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais said the tribe will go forward with a “modest” gaming facility on tribal lands, the location of which has not yet been selected, while government leaders in Aquinnah have expressed guarded optimism that all sides can work together in good faith.
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