A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments over a plan to open a tribal gambling hall on Martha's Vineyard.
Massachusetts, the town of Aquinnah and a local community association are suing to block the plan by the Aquinnah Wampanoags.
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The sides will make their case Wednesday in Boston.
The Aquinnah Wampanoags say federal law allows them to operate certain types of gambling because they are a federally recognized tribe.
Opponents counter that the tribe effectively forfeited its gambling rights when it reached a settlement for its ancestral lands on Martha's Vineyard in 1983.
The tribe wants to offer electronic, high-stakes bingo-style games but not familiar casino table games like blackjack or poker. It began building the facility last month, but a judge ordered the work to stop.