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…

Tribal Government services, Economic and Community development, general tribal welfare, charitable donations and any requirements for aid to Local governments must be provided for before a Tribe can file for a "Revenue Allocation Plan." The Secretary of Interior must approve any per capita payments as part of a Revenue Allocation Plan.
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