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Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe options more land

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has optioned more land for its casino quest.

Last week, the tribe's developer agreed to buy 125 acres in Middleboro for $1.76 million. Now the tribe will take out an option for 200 acres adjacent to the site for a possible casino.

With its federal recognition due to be finalized on May 23, the tribe has been scouting various sites for a casino. As a newly recognized tribe, the Mashpee qualify for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Get the Story:
Wampanoag deal for more land (The Cape Cod Times 5/3)
Mashpee Wampanoag tribe up to 328 acres of potential casino land in Middleboro (The New Bedford Standard-Times 5/3)
Tribe takes control of more land for possible casino site (AP 5/3)