The Gaming Commission is looking to grant a casino license in southeast Massachusetts, but is still uncertain whether to allow tribe to build casino.
For more than three years, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has been struggling to receive federal approval in order to build a new casino. According to Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby, the tribe finds itself in uncertain waters, leading investors to believe they are unreliable.
The Chairman added: “I think it’s pretty obvious to everybody that the uncertainty about the tribe’s status contributes to a lack of decisiveness on the part of the interested parties, on the part of the Gaming Commission and on the part of the Legislature when they drafted the bill in the first place.”
Although the state gambling regulators are looking to pass motions for new casinos in Brockton and New Bedford, they are still weighing the two options. The proposal put forth by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe remains in limbo as regulators further examine the case.