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Mass. gambling panel turning to state’s southeast

The state gambling commission will address the future of ­casinos in Southeastern Massachusetts in March, seeking to resolve a long-standing question over whether the region should remain off-limits to commercial casino developers while the Mashpee Wampanoag pursue federal approval for a tribal ­casino in Taunton.

“It is clearly incumbent upon us to decide this issue soon,” ­Stephen Crosby, the commission’s chairman, said Thursday.

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