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.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
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.
Some Progress Made In New State Gambling DealSeminole casinos would get craps and roulette, a Palm Beach County dog track could have slot machines and the state could reap at least $3 billion over seven years, under a gambling deal being negotiated between state leaders and the tribe.
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.
State, Seminole Tribe Square Off In Tax DisputeState officials are set to ask a federal appeals court to overturn a decision on utility and rental taxes on Seminole Tribe property.
Gambling Bill Remains A Long ShotDespite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.
Florida's Political Parties Rake In Money During SessionFlorida's political parties are getting millions of dollars from various corporations that have a stake in this year's legislative session.
Slot Machines Could Be Coming To 2 Florida CountiesA new bill, moving in the state Senate, may be bringing slot machines to two Florida counties.
State Gets Win In Tax Dispute With Seminole TribeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
Republicans Raise More Than $800K To Pay For InaugurationNearly $850, 000 was raised to pay for the inauguration of Florida Governor Rick Scott, according to Florida Republicans.
Seminole Tribe Atop Latest List Of Inauguration DonorsOverall contributions to Gov. Rick Scott's inauguration festivities reached nearly a million dollars, and on Friday the Republican Party released names of four additional donors that helped make it happen.
Florida Gov. Scott Vows To Focus On Jobs During 2nd TermFlorida Governor Rick Scott is taking on his second term promising to stick to the same agenda as in his previous term.
Judge Dismisses Most Of $250 Million Dollar Suit Against Seminole TribeThe Seminole Tribe of Florida scored a major victory in court on Monday after a Broward judge dismissed most of a lawsuit brought against them which sought $250 million in damages.