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Governor Sues to Stop Tribe's Island Casino

The state's lawsuit argues the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah gave up the right to open a casino on Martha's Vineyard more than 30 years ago.

Plans by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah for a casino have a new hurdle — a state lawsuit. (Patch file photo)
Plans by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah for a casino have a new hurdle — a state lawsuit. (Patch file photo)
Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has gone to court to stop a possible tribal casino being opened on Martha's Vineyard by the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah.

The Boston Globe reports the suit, filed Monday, argues the tribe gave up the right to open a casino back in the 1980s. The tribe announced this fall it has federal approval to open a gambling center on its Aquinnah land.

The proposal already suffered a setback — a recent change of leadership for the tribe has cast doubt on whether plans for a Martha's Vineyard casino will indeed go forward.

For more on the state's suit against Vineyard Wampanoags, please visit the Boston Globe.

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