Seminole Tribe Wins Battle To Keep Blackjack In CasinosThe Seminole Tribe of Florida, which runs some of the state's most popular and most profitable casinos, scored a major victory Wednesday after a federal judge ruled the tribe can keep blackjack tables at its gambling operations.
Judge Rules Against Gambling Regulators On Card GamesFlorida gambling overseers were wrong to do away with rule governing controversial "designated player" card games at pari-mutuel facilities.
Judge: Controversial Card Games Violate State LawJudge rules that the way card games are being operated by a Jacksonville poker room violates the state's ban on banked card games.
State, Seminoles Spar Over Card GamesThe Seminole Tribe of Florida and state regulators made pitches last week in a federal lawsuit over the tribe's right to operate "banked" card games.
Regulator: "Shame On Us" If We Approved Illegal Card GamesEven if state regulators signed off on a popular type of card game years ago, that doesn't make the games legal, a Department of Business and Professional Regulation attorney told an administrative law judge on Wednesday.
State Complaints On Card Games Spur Legal FightGambling regulators and a pari-mutuel operator at odds over the legality of popular card games pitched their cases to an administrative law judge on Tuesday.
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State Target Pari-Mutuels Over Card GamesFlorida gambling regulators filed complaints this week against seven pari-mutuels over a lucrative type of card games, accusing the facilities of illegally operating the games more than three years after state officials first approved them.
All Bets Off On Passage Of Gambling DealIt's a sure bet that lawmakers won't sign off on a $3 billion agreement with the Seminole Tribe that Gov. Rick Scott handed over last month.
Florida, Seminole Tribe Reach $3 Billion Gambling DealThe Seminole Tribe is keeping banked card games, the state is getting billions in revenue and the door for allowing an expansion of gambling in South Florida is wide opened following Gov. Rick Scott’s announcement Monday of a new deal.
State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Florida Asks Federal Judge To Shut Down Blackjack Tables The state of Florida is demanding the Seminole Tribe of Florida immediately shut down blackjack tables at its casinos, going as far as filing a lawsuit to make it happen.