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.
Seminoles Sue State To Keep Blackjack In Casinos As the state negotiates terms of a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against them in order to keep blackjack at its casinos across the state.
State Talks With Seminoles Back On TrackA stalemate between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about the tribe's right to offer blackjack and other games at its casinos appears to have thawed, according to a top Senate negotiator.
Seminole Tribe Request Mediation With State Over Card GamesThe Seminole Tribe of Florida has requested mediation in its dispute with the state over whether it can still offer banked card games, including black jack, in the future.
State Deal With Seminoles Over Blackjack Just About UpFor the time being, the Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to continue to allow blackjack and other card games at their casinos even after their five year compact with the state ends.
Seminoles Up The Ante In Gambling NegotiationsThe Seminole Tribe has given the state 30 days to strike a new accord about exclusive rights to operate banked card games and has put the state on notice that tribal casinos don't have to shut down the games even in the absence of a revamped deal.
House, Senate On Different Gambling TracksHouse and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Weatherford: 'Lights Dimming' On Florida Gambling BillOdds are getting longer against stand-alone casinos in Florida in the near future as a stalemate between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Will Weatherford appears to deepen.
Giant Gambling Wish List, Seminole Compact On The Table Slot machines, blackjack and roulette are back on the table as lawmakers prepare once again to tackle the high-stakes issue of gambling in a state that everyone agrees is already one of the industry's biggest cash cows.
Well-Funded Group Aims For Resort-Style Casinos In FloridaA new group with big-money funding is working to bring resort-style casinos to Florida's poker players and slot slingers.
New S. Fla. Casino Ship To Set Sail In MarchWhile lawmakers in Tallahassee battle over proposed plans to bring Las Vegas style megacasinos to South Florida, officials in Palm Beach County have given approval to a new casino ship.