Attorney General Won’t Act on Mashpee Tribe’s Casino Complaint

Tourism Industry Still Struggles One Year After KatrinaBOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey’s office says it won’t take any action on a complaint a Mashpee Indian tribe filed against state gambling regulators.

The Wampanoags are seeking to block the planned June 24 opening of the Plainridge Park Casino, a Plainville slot parlor that represents the first gambling facility to open in Massachusetts since lawmakers approved a casino law in 2011.

The tribe, which wants federal approval to open its own resort casino in nearby Taunton, argued in a May letter to Healey that the casino law does not allow slot parlors to offer electronic versions of table games like blackjack and roulette.

It says the regulators violated a compact reached with the tribe on its casino plans when it allowed Plainridge to offer the gambling machines.



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