Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mashpee tribe speeds up timetable for Taunton casino opening

A member of the audience took cell phone photos of the new designs for First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton.The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe said Monday that it plans to open a $1 billion casino on reservation land here in the summer of 2017, an aggressive timetable that bolsters the tribe’s case to state regulators and would probably make it the state’s first full-scale casino.

At a packed news conference at Taunton City Hall, tribal officials said construction at the 150-acre site will begin next month, and by August 2017 the casino will offer a full array of gambling, from table games such as blackjack and roulette to thousands of slot machines.. . . more

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