Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Good night Raynham: Wampanoag hat trick - another casino deal goes bust

Poor George Carney and the Raynham racetrack are the latest victims in Cedric Cromwell and the Mashpee Wampanoag trail of casino tears.  Carney reportedly has too toss the Wampanoag cabal (including their Malaysian investors) out following a rather unsatisfactory meeting and the hopes of bringing Indian gaming to the town of Raynham have "fizzled" according to the Taunton Daily Gazette.

This makes Raynham the third Southeastern Massachusetts locality to fall victim to the Wampanoag and their Malaysian financial backer's Pyrrhic promises of riches from Indian gaming.  Fall River and Middleboro, now Raynham.  Which Massachusetts town will be next?  Not even uber-lobbyist Bill Delahunt can pull this scheming bunch of nosebleed misfits out of the holes they continually dig for themselves.


  1. Not to be pedantic - but Middleboro was the first bride to be left at the altar.

  2. Yeap!

  3. If I am not mistaken, Carney insists that his 200 employees come along with any deal struck. If this condition is not met then he is not interested. I commend him his loyalty to his employees. However, if this condition is not suitable to the Wampanoag, well, that is their business.

  4. There plenty of people in Middleboro and Fall River who are very happy about the casino being somewhere else.

    And, since when did having a conversation mean a deal had been made?