First Light Resort & Casino is the name of the new destination resort casino that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will construct in Taunton, Massachusetts. “First Light” comes from the word Wampanoag or Wopanaak, meaning “People of the First Light.”

For the Wampanoag People, the resort and casino represents growth, progression, and opportunity while revitalizing the economic future for the City of Taunton, Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as our great state. It will offer visitors a fantastic destination with exceptional services, three hotels, myriad dining options, a retail shopping center, entertainment venues, and a family water park – alongside a beautifully and tastefully appointed casino.


About First Light

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  • Cedric Cromwell - President
  • Gordon Harris - Treasurer
  • Yvonne Avant - Secretary
  • Charles "Bobby" Foster - Board Member
  • Daniel Nuey - Board Member