Wampanoag's casino likely in New Bedford
Despite the fact that the Indian tribe has
acquired 325 acres in Middleboro, Massachusetts, their preferred casino site is
still New Bedford.
to tribal spokesmen, the overall feeling of New Bedford, with
the brick historic buildings and waterfronts, makes the
city the preferred choice for the tribes future casino. Tribal
Council Chairman Glenn Marshall is scheduled to meet with New
Bedford's mayor Scott Lang next week, and the tribe will discuss
possible casino sites with the city. Another town meeting is
scheduled for the town of Middleboro, as well.
But before the tribe can open a casino, it
would need an approval from the state's legislature. Although
the State Senate seems to be pro-casino oriented, the House has
shown signs that casinos and slots parlors would be hard to
approve in that chamber.