House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino. The bill, approved 275-146, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to hold 321 acres of reservation land in trust, despite a decision by the Trump administration that threatens its control. BOSTON — State Rep. Brian Dempsey, one of six lawmakers writing a final proposal to legalize casinos in Massachusetts, expects the bill to be ready for Gov. Deval Patrick's consideration Mass. Senate president expects casino bill to pass. By Noah Bierman Globe Staff, September 22, 2011, 6:16 p.m. Senate President Therese Murray said today that she expects casino gambling to pass Massachusetts Casino Bill 2011 An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts law establishing expanded gaming in the state was created by House Bill H3807 with amendment by Senate document 2035.It passed the legislature Nov 14, 2011 and was signed into law by the governor Nov 22, 2011. Mass. Senate approves casino gambling bill By Bob Salsberg Associated Press / October 13, 2011 Mass. lawmakers OK 3 casino, 1 slots parlor bill By Steve LeBlanc Associated Press / November 15, 2011 Bill to Restore Mashpee Land Rights and Casino Ambitions Passed by US House, Despite Trump Opposition. Posted on: May 16, 2019, 07:25h. Last updated on: May 16, 2019, 07:25h. Mass. lawmakers approve casino gambling, bill on its way to the governor’s desk By Noah Bierman Globe Staff, November 17, 2011, 11:26 a.m. Email to a Friend The House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill that would pave the way for a new Massachusetts tribal casino, one week after President Trump urged lawmakers to vote against the measure, which is The bill also sanctions a single, competitively bid slots-only casino that could be sited anywhere in the state. The winner of the slots license would be required to pay a $25 million licensing

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