The gaming arm of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced Wednesday that it will partner with an Oklahoma Native American gaming operation to open a bingo hall in Aquinnah.

Global Gaming Solutions, a hospitality enterprise owned by the Chickasaw Nation, is the new partner in the venture, according to a brief announcement by the tribe.

“We look forward to partnering with another tribe to bring economic development to Aquinnah and Martha’s Vineyard. The Chickasaw Nation’s success speaks for itself and we are honored to be in partnership with them,” tribal chairman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais said in a press release that was sent Wednesday to at least one Aquinnah selectman and the executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, among others.

“They’re calling it a press release, but we haven’t talked about it and they haven’t discussed it with us in any way,” said Aquinnah selectman Jim Newman. “We don’t know if they are going to need fire, police and ambulance. And if they do, it’s not going to come free . . . it’s not going to come from our taxes,” he said.

The press release offered few details about the venture, but the Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation, a business arm of the tribe, described its plans at a tribal membership meeting Sunday in Aquinnah, according to two members who attended the meeting but asked not to be identified by name.

Property off State Road was taken into federal trust last year. — Graham Smith

Global Gaming Solutions has agreed to an initial investment of $12 million to build a 10,000-square-foot bingo facility that will employ 100 people, tribal members were told.

The bingo hall will be open year-round and located on a 17-acre piece of land that abuts State Road between Moshup Trail and Black Brook Road, the current entrance to tribal headquarters. The land was purchased in 2014 and accepted into trust on behalf of the tribe last year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The building will be oval-shaped with a covered front entrance for weather protection, tribal members were told. There will be 249 slot machines in a main hall and six more at a bar, for a total of 255. No kitchen is planned.

Ms. Andrews-Maltais did not immediately return repeated phone calls and text messages from the Gazette.

The tribe was cleared to operate a class II (bingo) gambling facility by a federal appeals court early this year after a protracted legal battle with the town and a taxpayer group came to an end. At the time Ms. Andrews-Maltais said a bingo facility would be up and running by this summer.

The press release called the Chickasaw Tribe “one of the most progressive, successful and financially strong Native American tribes in North America,” noting that it has designed and opened more than 30 casinos, including with electronic games. On its website, Global Gaming Solutions features two multimillion-dollar horse racing resorts it has developed in Oklahoma and Texas.

Mr. Newman said plans for the Aquinnah bingo hall have remained a mystery.

“I’ve asked them about it but haven’t gotten a response,” he said.

Mr. Newman said he expects the selectmen will call a special meeting to discuss the matter before their next regular meeting which is not until Sept. 4.

“The selectmen need to sit down and talk about this and it can’t wait until our next regular meeting,” he said.

“And it won’t be a closed meeting,” he added.