The Seminole Tribe of Florida is saying a recent court decision on slot machines could cause “grave financial harm” to the tribe.
Lawyers for the tribe filed court papers on Tuesday. They want the 1st District Court of Appeal to let the Seminoles weigh in on a far-reaching ruling that could lead to slot machines at several dog and horse tracks.
Judges last month ordered state regulators to allow slot machines at a track in the north Florida town of Gretna. If left unchallenged, the decision could lead to slot machines in several other counties.
Attorney General Pam Bondi last week asked the entire appeals court to review the ruling that was decided on a 2-1 margin.
The Seminoles currently have an agreement with the state that allows them to operate several casinos in Florida.
An attorney representing the Gretna track said they will oppose the tribe’s motion.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.