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AN EXCAVATOR demolishes a building during an official groundbreaking in Taunton,, where the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was to build the First Light Resort & Casino. The project was halted shortly afterward when a group of residents sued, arguing the federal government couldn't take the land into trust for the tribe. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELISE AMENDOLA

Appeals court denies tribe’s quest for casino land

BOSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled against a Native American tribe that had been granted sovereign land to build a casino in...
THE MGM SPRINGFIELD opened Friday morning in Western Massachusetts, just north of Connecticut. / COURTESY MGM

MGM Springfield opens Friday

PROVIDENCE – The MGM Springfield opened in Springfield, Mass., Friday morning at 11 a.m. The $960 million casino is located just over the Connecticut line,...
PLANS FOR the Taunton casino appear to have stalled as the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has suspended its request for review under category 1 of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Report: Taunton casino on hold, for now

TAUNTON – Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe have withdrawn their request for Category 1 designation from the federal government, effectively stalling plans for...

Twin River settled, but growing casino labor force likely to lead...

A strike by more than 330 unionized UNITE HERE! Local 26 food and beverage workers at Lincoln-based Twin River Casino unhappy with a company...
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