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Gambling delay could give tribe upper hand

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With efforts to legalize casino gambling in Massachusetts on the verge of dying, casino supporters say Massachusetts is in danger of letting the Mashpee Wampanoags have the upper hand in potential casino negotiations. The Mashpees, one of the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes, have already filed an application with the U.S. Department of Interior to secure land in southeastern Massachusetts that could be used for a gambling facility.