Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will be in Mashpee this afternoon. Commissions 181st open public meeting will be held at the Mashpee Wampanoag Community & Government Center at 1 p.m.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell will host Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Steve Crosby, Commissioner Gayle Cameron, Commissioner Lloyd Macdonald, Commissioner Bruce Stebbins and Commissioner Enrique Zuniga.
During the meeting the tribe will give a presentation outlining the progress of their Project First Light resort-casino development in Taunton. The presentation will also contain information about the history of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
In January, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs officially designated tribal lands in Mashpee and Taunton as a reservation, removing the final obstacle for the resort-casino in Taunton. The resort will be built on 151 acres in Taunton.