Mashantucket Tribe joins gaming proposal in Massachusetts

The Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, celebrated its 23rd anniversary last month. Photo from Facebook

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is joining a commercial casino project in Massachusetts.

The tribe signed a letter of intent with KG Urban Enterprises, GamblingCompliance reported. As part of the deal, the tribe would manage a casino in New Bedford, in the southeastern part of the state.

The tribe previously sought a casino license in the eastern part of the state but voters rejected the plan. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission eventually chose billionaire gaming mogul Steve Wynn for the region.

The license for the southeastern region remains in limbo because the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make a decision on its casino.

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