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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Federal Judge Allows Injunction, Temporarily Halting Work on Aquinnah Casino
John H. Kennedy

A federal judge Tuesday enjoined the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from any construction activity on a planned gambling facility without first obtaining a building permit from the town.

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Tribal Chairman Smack in Middle of Legal Fight Over Casino
John H. Kennedy
Tobias Vanderhoop is in the middle of a legal fight to determine whether the Wampanoag tribe has the legal authority to convert its community center into a class II gambling facility. He was recently deposed by a cluster of attorneys for a federal lawsuit.
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Tribal Council Elders, Youth Rally Cause Against Casino
Alex Elvin

Wampanoag tribal elders, families with young children, town officials and others are calling for greater public participation to block efforts by the Wampanoag tribe to build a casino in Aquinnah. A public meeting was held Saturday at the Aquinnah Old Town Hall.

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Aquinnah Goes to Court to Block Casino; Tribe Blasts Town
John H. Kennedy

A federal judge has scheduled a July 28 hearing on the town of Aquinnah’s bid for a court order to block all construction work converting a community center into a gambling facility by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

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Tribe Will Take a New Vote on Aquinnah Casino Question
John H. Kennedy

Members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) who oppose a casino have successfully petitioned for another vote on the issue at the tribe’s general membership meeting next month, officials confirmed last night. Voting takes place on August 16.

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Building Inspector Warns Wampanoag Tribe to Halt Construction on Casino
John H. Kennedy

The town of Aquinnah today delivered a cease and desist letter to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), warning it to halt any work on a gaming hall because the tribe lacks a town building permit and such a project is prohibited by local zoning bylaws.

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