Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe looking at potential gaming sites

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still on the hunt for gaming sites after two prior locations fell through.

The tribe is considering buying Raynham Park, an old racetrack, The Cape Cod Times reported. The 108-acre site is within 50 miles of tribal headquarters.

"We have been evaluating and investigating multiple sites throughout our ancestral homeland in Southeastern Massachusetts for our proposed resort casino," Chairman Cedric Cromwell said in a statement to The Cape Cod Times. "We have had preliminary conversations about possible sites and we are excited about the options that we have identified; however, it would be premature to comment on any location specifically at this time."

The tribe wants to open a casino on trust land but the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar poses obstacles because the tribe didn't gain federal recognition until May 2007.

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