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Tribe Floats Casino Bid

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has drafted a proposal to build a resort-style casino in Middleborough.

The plan includes an offer to pay Middleborough seven million dollars a year for permission to build and run a casino there. In exchange, town officials would support the proposal in talks with state and federal officials.

A tribe spokesman says if its Middleborough plan is approved, the Wampanoags will take other places, such as New Bedford, off the table. Meanwhile negotiations continue and the tribe will present its project at a selectmen's meeting in Middleborough on Wednesday.

WBUR's Bob Oakes gets more on the story from reporter Martha Bebinger.

This program aired on June 12, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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