Construction has begun on a large bingo hall planned by the tribe in Aquinnah — and tribal leaders have issued a stern warning to the town and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to not interfere.

Aquinnah selectmen have asked Martha’s Vineyard Commission to exercise its authority under its enabling act and review the proposed bingo hall as a development of regional impact (DRI).

Aquinnah selectmen are asking the Wampanoag tribe to confirm a list of details about a planned bingo hall. And the selectmen want a response by Tuesday.


An Aquinnah selectman met with the chairman of the Wampanoag tribe to discuss the current status of the bingo hall project. But there were few new details.

Aquinnah selectmen sent a letter to the chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) this week requesting a meeting to discuss the bingo hall.

The gaming arm of the Wampanoag Tribe announced Wednesday that it will partner with an Oklahoma tribe to open a bingo hall in Aquinnah.