A Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino would pay 21.5 percent of its gambling revenue to the state, slightly less than what commercial casino operators will pay, under an agreement announced today between the Native American tribe and the governor. The agreement, known as a compact, is a key milestone in the Mashpee’s long effort to win federal approval to host tribal gambling, but does not guarantee there will ever be a casino at the tribe’s chosen site in Taunton.
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