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Stephen Bowers: The real 'Godfather of Indian gaming' passes onFiled Under: Opinion
Stephen Bowers: The real 'Godfather of Indian gaming' passes on
Posted: April 5, 2017
Paying tribute to the late Howard E. Tommie, a former chairman of the Seminole Tribe.

Seminole Tribe settles dispute as retail area at casino shuts downFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe settles dispute as retail area at casino shuts down
Posted: March 31, 2017
The Seminole Paradise at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, is being replaced as part of an expansion of the facility.

Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact againFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again
Posted: March 28, 2017
A new court ruling is raising fresh concerns about the spread of gaming devices in non-tribal facilities in Florida.

Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casino
Posted: March 22, 2017
An expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, led to the dispute.

Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal
Posted: March 1, 2017
The state of Florida is trying to extract more and more gaming revenues from the tribe.

Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida
Posted: February 28, 2017
The state violated the Class III gaming compact but the tribe is keeping its promises.

Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting
Posted: January 26, 2017
A Christmas Day shooting at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Florida won't result in any charges.

Seminole Tribe still shares gaming revenue despite lack of compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe still shares gaming revenue despite lack of compact
Posted: December 8, 2016
The tribe is on track to share $306 million this year but there's speculation that the payments could end.

Paul Seago: Seminole Tribe prevails in gaming dispute in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Paul Seago: Seminole Tribe prevails in gaming dispute in Florida
Posted: November 29, 2016
'To use a gambling parlance – the state busted.'

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida
Posted: November 10, 2016
The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.

Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereigntyFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty
Posted: October 24, 2016
'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talksFiled Under: Business Deals | Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks
Posted: October 3, 2016
A long-awaited trial opened in federal court in Florida as the tribe's Hard Rock International marked a major milestone.

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in FloridaFiled Under: Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida
Posted: September 29, 2016
Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.

Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitasFiled Under: Opinion
Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas
Posted: September 6, 2016
The steadfastly independent Miccosukee Tribe is finally approaching a day of reckoning: paying up on $1 billion in taxes that tribal members have dodged for decades.

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute
Posted: August 23, 2016
A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.

Seminole Tribe hit with complaints over new parking fee at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Seminole Tribe hit with complaints over new parking fee at casino
Posted: August 8, 2016
The $10 fee at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa has customers fuming on Facebook.

Seminole Tribe helps with probe into robbery of casino patronFiled Under: Public Relations
Seminole Tribe helps with probe into robbery of casino patron
Posted: July 21, 2016
Authorities believe the 79-year-old woman was followed home from the Seminole Classic Casino in Florida.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industryFiled Under: California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
Posted: July 20, 2016
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid
Posted: June 30, 2016
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Posted: June 27, 2016
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida
Posted: June 23, 2016
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact caseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case
Posted: June 7, 2016
The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.

Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion planFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan
Posted: June 1, 2016
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will see some additional amenities but a new hotel tower is no longer on the table.

Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal
Posted: May 24, 2016
The tribe continues to offer banked table games at five of its seven casinos even though a key provision in its Class III gaming compact expired last July.

Seminole Tribe reports arrest of man accused in robbery at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Seminole Tribe reports arrest of man accused in robbery at casino
Posted: May 19, 2016
A 73-year-old man was robbed of $1,895 in cash in the parking garage at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues publishedFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published
Posted: May 13, 2016
A top executive said the tribal gaming enterprise generated $2.2 billion in revenues in 2015.

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming informationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information
Posted: May 12, 2016
The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.

Seminole Tribe announces arrests of two men for robbery at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Seminole Tribe announces arrests of two men for robbery at casino
Posted: May 10, 2016
Tribal police apprehended two suspects in connection with a robbery in the parking lot at the Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole TribeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe
Posted: April 29, 2016
Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.

Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit
Posted: March 29, 2016
The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal
Posted: March 24, 2016
Since the Florida Legislature failed to produce legislation addressing the future of gambling, lawmakers lost control of this years-long conundrum to the courts.

Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal faltersFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters
Posted: March 23, 2016
The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.

Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal
Posted: March 15, 2016
The tribe doesn't have to share any revenues from its Class II facility with the state of Florida.

Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation
Posted: March 10, 2016
The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact
Posted: March 3, 2016
Once again, the powers that be in Tallahassee stand poised to punt on gambling legislation.

Seminole Tribe faces setback for new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe faces setback for new Class III gaming compact
Posted: March 2, 2016
The Florida Legislature is only in session for one more work but lawmakers have yet to ratify the new agreement.

Seminole Tribe wins ruling in employment case due to immunityFiled Under: Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins ruling in employment case due to immunity
Posted: February 25, 2016
A former casino employee tried to argue that the tribe has never been federally recognized.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino dealFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal
Posted: February 17, 2016
The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in Florida
Posted: February 10, 2016
The new agreement guarantees $3 billion in the first seven years but lawmakers are being pressured by non-Indian interests to expand gaming elsewhere in the state.

Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact
Posted: February 1, 2016
The expansions at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and in Tampa depend on approval of the agreement.

Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact
Posted: January 27, 2016
The tribe is also promising to create 4,800 casino jobs and 14,000 construction jobs through various gaming projects.

Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit
Posted: January 26, 2016
The state of Florida is blaming the tribe for violating a Class III gaming compact that was signed in 2010.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casinoFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino
Posted: January 25, 2016
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact
Posted: January 19, 2016
On the surface, the new gambling compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks like a win-win for both sides.

Seminole Tribe gets court date in 'bad faith' gaming deal caseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe gets court date in 'bad faith' gaming deal case
Posted: January 15, 2016
The tribe reached a new Class III gaming compact but is defending its gaming rights in federal court.

Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speechFiled Under: Compacts
Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech
Posted: January 13, 2016
The tribe is promising to share $3.1 billion with the state and create up to 15,000 jobs but the big ticket item went ignored in the State of the State address.

Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thingFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing
Posted: January 12, 2016
I’d put my money on nothing. No deal this legislative session.

Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compactFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact
Posted: January 11, 2016
Because the compact can't take effect without approval from lawmakers, they have an opportunity to make it better.

Seminole Tribe faces hurdles for new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe faces hurdles for new Class III gaming compact
Posted: January 8, 2016
The Florida Legislature returns to work next week but a top lawmaker isn't sure the deal will be ratified.

Seminole Tribe sees support for gaming compact with new pollFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Seminole Tribe sees support for gaming compact with new poll
Posted: January 7, 2016
When prompted with information about the tribe's plans to expand its casinos and create more jobs, 75 percent of respondents said the Florida Legislature should approve the agreement.

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