Mass Gaming Commission to hold open public meeting in Mashpee March 15

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to give presentation on history, Taunton resort-casino project
Tribal members will give a presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission about Project First Light in Taunton. MWT photo.

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.

A live stream of the meeting will be available on the MassGaming website here. See the agenda for the Mashpee open public meeting here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on