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.
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.