Town, Taxpayers Will Fight Casino Ruling in U.S. Court
John H. Kennedy

Facing long odds, the town of Aquinnah and a community group this week officially decided to fight to overturn an appellate court’s ruling that a gambling hall can be located on tribal land at the Island’s western edge.

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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Soundly for Wampanoag Tribe In Casino Case
John H. Kennedy

The U.S. Court of Appeals this week delivered a sharp, clear message to the Wampanoag tribe — it has the right to operate an electronic bingo parlor on protected tribal lands.

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Tribe's Right to Offer Gambling on Vineyard In Hands of Federal Court
John H. Kennedy
A high-stakes legal battle will ultimately determine whether a bingo parlor can be operated on tribal lands at the western tip of the Vineyard.
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Judge Denies Tribe's Motion to Reconsider Casino Ruling
Julia Wells

A federal judge will not reconsider his recent ruling rejecting a bid by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah. The case is now expected to head to a formal appeal process.

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Wampanoag Tribe Asks Judge To Reconsider; HUD Grants Extension
John H. Kennedy

As the Aquinnah tribe presses its case in federal court to open a gambling hall on the Island, it has been granted an extension to repay $1.1 million in federal funds used to build a community center that’s targeted for the casino.

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Tribe Will Appeal U.S. Court Ruling Denying Casino Rights
John H. Kennedy

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will appeal a judge’s ruling denying it the right to operate a gambling hall in Aquinnah.

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Court Denies Tribe Rights to Pursue Gambling on Martha's Vineyard
John H. Kennedy

Wampanoag tribal leaders reacted with disappointment and casino opponents with relief following a ruling by a federal judge Friday denying the tribe the right to build a casino on tribal land in Aquinnah.

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Promotional Booklet by Tribe Reveals Casino Details
Alex Elvin

A booklet circulated to members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) prior to a referendum over the latest plan to bring gaming to Martha’s Vineyard offers the first public details of what the 9,000-square-foot casino in Aquinnah might look like.

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Tribe Vote to Overturn Casino Deadlocks, Fails
Alex Elvin

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will continue plans to build a gambling hall in Aquinnah following a tie vote in a special ballot initiative to overturn the project. The final tally was 110 to 110, well short of the required two-thirds majority.

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Study Commissioned by Tribe Says Bingo Could Be Big Money
John H. Kennedy

According to a marketing study done for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), a class II casino — essentially, an electronic bingo facility — would net revenue of more than $4.5 million per year, a document filed in federal court this week shows.

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