For the first time since the mid-nineties, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is looking at favorable odds in its bid to build a high-end casino in southeastern Massachusetts.


The proposed casino was supposed to be a winning bet for all, a rich deal that would be as much of a boon to state taxpayers as it would to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).


Wampanoag tribal officials last week chose a new investment partner to finance the $150 million casino and theme park they hope to build in New Bedford.
Carnival Hotels & Casinos (CHC International) of Coconut Grove, Fla. will front the money to develop and manage the proposed entertainment center, the tribe officials announced during a press conference in Boston late last week.


The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) may go into the gambling business.
Last week the tribal council unanimously voted to pursue gaming as a possible means of making money. The council also decided that any future casino would be located on the Massachusetts mainland.
“This is only the preliminary,” said tribal chairman Beverly M. Wright this week. “It’s just something we are looking at, just like we’re looking at a museum.”