TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A federal judge set a trial date in a lawsuit that could affect casinos run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Showers & Storms In The Afternoon, Heavy Downpours Possible
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle on Tuesday scheduled a two-week trial for July. The trial will determine whether or not the Seminoles can continue to have blackjack tables at their casinos.
The tribe filed the lawsuit last October after a 5-year deal with the state expired.READ MORE: Jury Selection Process Resumes In Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Penalty Trial
Gov. Rick Scott in December reached a new $3 billion deal with the tribe that would let them keep blackjack and add table games such as craps and roulette.
But the deal needs approval from the Florida Legislature. Lawmakers so far have been skeptical that the proposal can get enough votes to pass during this year’s session.MORE NEWS: Jeep Driver Issued Citations, Not Charged, In Deadly Rickenbacker Causeway Crash
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