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Governor pitches casinos
Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9:53:25 AM
Gov. Deval Patrick, trying to persuade lawmakers to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts, is bolstering his jobs-and-revenue pitch with the argument that the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe will beat everyone to it.
The tribe wants the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve its request to place 540 acres in Middleborough into federal trust - a key step for the tribe to build a $1 billion casino.
Even though the tribe's casino could be years away, Patrick is using it to try to gain support for his plan to license three resort casinos, which he says would generate thousands of jobs and $400 million in annual tax revenue.
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