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Mashpee tribe reaches deal with governor on casino

A Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino would pay 21.5 percent of its gambling revenue to the state, slightly less than the tax rate on commercial ­casino operators, under a negotiated agreement announced Wednesday between the Native American tribe and Governor Deval Patrick.

The agreement, which outlines the terms under which the casino could operate, is a key milestone in the Mashpee’s long effort to win federal approval to host tribal gambling.

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