Pride and Prejudice – New England Tribal Gaming

Indigenous People’s Day inspired this post. We’ve seen tribal success stories in New England with Connecticut’s Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequots tribes. On the other hand, many Native Americans still struggle to keep their tribes afloat. Some have had recognition and land trusts taken away in New England. So let’s look at Pride and Prejudice –…

Gambling In Massachusetts – The Bay State

In 2011, legislators signed the¬†Expanded Gaming Act¬†into Massachusetts gambling laws allowing up to four commercial casinos to operate in designated state areas. The plan was a casino resort in each area and one slot parlor in the entire state. Indeed, the journey to this point takes some explanation. Here is a lengthy and comprehensive report…

Wampanoags First Thanksgiving and Recent Casino Plans

Indigenous Peoples Month and Thanksgiving both take place in November. Yet, tribal gaming has never been so intense. So why have the Mashpee Wampanoags of Massachusetts, the Indians that met the Pilgrims for that first Thanksgiving, been unable to make their dream come true? Here’s the story about Wampanoag’s First Thanksgiving and Casino. The gaming…

No Region C Casino In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has three casinos that offer Vegas Style gambling. Four gambling properties were part of the approved Expanded Gaming Act in 2011. They included three Resort Casinos and one slot parlor. Unfortunately, region C, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s reference to southeastern Massachusetts, never got its resort casino. As a result, there is No Region C…