Lawmakers Inch Closer To Gambling DealCraps and roulette could be headed to Seminole Tribe casinos in Florida thanks to a deal under negotiation in the state Legislature.
House Approval Leads To Gambling NegotiationsVoting along party lines, the Florida House approved a gambling package that would require the Seminole Tribe to pay the state $3 billion over seven years in exchange for being allowed to continue to have "exclusivity" over banked card games, such as blackjack.
Judge Won't Reconsider Seminole Tribe Gambling RulingA federal judge has flatly refused a request from Gov. Rick Scott's administration to reconsider a ruling that Florida violated a gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe.
Seminoles Keep Money Flowing Amid Gambling TalksWhile they try to reach a gambling deal with Gov. Rick Scott's administration, the Seminole Tribe of Florida continues to make payments to the state that will total $306 million this year.
Seminole Tribe Heads To Court Over Blackjack In CasinosA trial scheduled to get underway Monday could decide if the Seminole Tribe of Florida can continue to have blackjack tables at their Florida casinos.
Pari-Mutuels Try To Block Gambling InitiativePari-mutuel facilities have asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to make it harder to expand gambling in the state.
Gelber To Rep Anti-Casino Effort Before Supreme CourtFormer state Sen. Dan Gelber will provide legal representation at the Florida Supreme Court for an anti-casino group trying to get an initiative on the 2018 ballot.
Judge Pushes Back Seminoles' Blackjack TrialA trial determine the fate of blackjack tables in the Seminole Tribe of Florida's casinos has been pushed back.
Gambling Plans Melt Down In Florida SenateA proposal that would have ratified a $3 billion gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe folded Tuesday in the Senate, indicating the bill is doomed for the legislative session that ends next week.
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.
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.