Martha’s Vineyard tribe voting on controversial casino plan

BOSTON (AP) — A Native American tribe is voting Sunday on a plan to turn an unfinished community center on Martha's Vineyard into a gambling hall, an issue that's divided tribe members, sparked a federal lawsuit and generated tensions with fellow residents of the famous resort island.

The Aquinnah Wampanoag want to offer up to 300 electronic, bingo-style games in the wood-shingled community center, which is located on tribal land on the island's western side. The tribe is not proposing to offer casino table games like blackjack or roulette.

The voting comes as the state, town . . .

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