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Seminole Tribe sues state over blackjack

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida now is asking a federal judge to let it keep blackjack at its casinos across the state. Florida and the tribe signed a deal in 2010 but the provision that allows blackjack and other banked card games expires at the end of this month. The tribe is supposed to remove its blackjack tables by then. The tribe and the state have been in mediation. On Monday, however, the tribe filed a federal lawsuit against the…

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GOP debate fact check: Jeb Bush did not bend in opposition to casino gambling

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Viewers of the second Republican presidential debate heard inflated claims about Planned Parenthood abortion practices and the risks of vaccines, as well as a dubious assertion by Donald Trump that he wasn’t interested in establishing casinos in Florida back in Jeb Bush‘s days as a candidate for governor. Some of the claims in the debate Wednesday night and how they compare with the facts: TRUMP: “I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount,…

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Seminole Tribe: We won’t close down blackjack at casinos

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida told Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials on Wednesday that it will keep blackjack and other card games in place at its casinos despite the looming end of a deal the tribe inked five years ago. After Scott and state legislators were unable to reach an accord with the tribe it appeared the Seminoles would be forced to drop the card games that have helped turn their casinos — including ones in Tampa and…

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Push for resort casinos stalls in Florida Legislature

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The push to bring Las Vegas-resort-style casinos to South Florida is stalling again this year as the Florida Legislature remains divided over what type of gambling to allow in the state. A major gambling bill sponsored by a top House Republican that includes the casino proposal has yet to be voted on – and it may not get its first vote until sometime in April. The 60-day session ends May 1. A House panel held a four-hour workshop Thursday on…

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Seminole Tribe releases third TV spot calling for Compact renewal

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A new TV ad from the Seminole Tribe of Florida says it has “met or exceeded” expectations by providing more than $1 billion in gambling revenue to fund education, support services and help control gaming. The Tribe is launching its third 30-second television ad today, airing first in Tallahassee followed by media markets around the state. A recent statewide poll conducted for the Tribe showed that Floridians believe the Seminoles have “exceeded expectations” of responsible gambling. The survey also found respondents want…

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Seminole Tribe airs ad in support of new gambling compact

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The Seminole Tribe is running television ads in hopes of convincing lawmakers to renegotiate its gambling compact. The ads began airing Tuesday, the day after a major gambling bill was filed that would allow two massive casinos in South Florida and allow slot machines at dog tracks in Palm Beach and Lee counties The 30-second ad tells viewers that the compact approved nearly five years ago has provided more than $1 billion to the state. The portion of the compact…

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