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: COVID Vaccine No Longer Required This Fall For Those Returning To NSU Campus
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: Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist On Gov. Ron DeSantis In CBS4 Exclusive: 'Judge Him By His Words, Judge Him By His Actions'
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: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford Flies With Blue Angels
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