Tuesday, April 20, 2010


City wants casino talk with Aquinnah Wampanoag TribeTuesday, April 20, 2010

The city council in Fall River, Massachusetts, wants to meet with the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to discuss gaming.

The tribe has reportedly scouted sites in the city. The idea would be to pursue a license for a commercial casino.

“It is necessary for Fall River to be on the forefront of this issue since a casino development would benefit the overall economy of the city,” a resolution that will considered tonight states, The Fall River Herald News reported.

The tribe has a reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard but won't build a casino there for legal and other reasons.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: With both Wampanoag tribes trying to get casinos, how are the Mohegans going to build a casino in Palmer, Massachusetts? Is building a casino in Palmer a long shot? Is the MTGA doing the wrong thing again? What do you think?

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