Massachusetts Casinos

Native american owned tribal casinos in Massachusetts.

Wampanoag tribe’s interest in casinos is in the hands of a corporation

The Wampanoag tribe’s interest in casinos is in the hands of a corporation separate from the tribal government.

Under the administration of Donald Widdiss, Ms. Andrews-Maltais’s predecessor, the Wampanoag Tribe signed a development agreement with the Seneca Nation, a tribe in New York that has developed two very successful casinos. During her campaign Ms. Andrews-Maltais criticized the way that agreement was negotiated and announced. She said the “hard funding” part of the Seneca agreement has been suspended, but the corporation is still working closely with the Seneca. Continue reading

Did You Know…

Revenues from Tribal Governmental gaming must be used in five specific areas. Gambling net revenues from any tribal gaming are not to be used for purposes other than to fund Tribal Government operations or programs; to provide for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and its members; to promote Tribal economic development; to donate to charitable organizations; or to help fund operations of local government agencies.
-Quick Fact