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…

The national prevalence rate for lifetime pathological gambling is only 0.8%. In comparison, alcohol dependence is 13.8%, drug dependence is 6.2%, and major depression is 6.4%. Indian Tribes have model programs for problem gamblers. In many areas, like Arizona, North Dakota and Connecticut, Indian Tribes are the primary funding source for such programs.
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