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Seminole Tribe smashes guitars at $1.5 billion expansion of casino in Florida
Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe smashes guitars at $1.5 billion expansion of casino in Florida (November 1, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe is undertaking a $1.5 billion expansion at its flagship gaming facility in Florida, complete with a 450-foot tall guitar tower.

Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida (September 14, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma while the Miccosukee Tribe was largely unaffected.

Seminole Tribe easily outpaces rivals in Florida with $2.3 billion in gaming revenue
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Seminole Tribe easily outpaces rivals in Florida with $2.3 billion in gaming revenue (August 8, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe took in $2.3 billion at its casinos in the fiscal year that ended in June 2016, according to Nick Sortal of SouthFloridaGambling.Com.

Seminole Tribe settles Class III gaming dispute with state of Florida
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe settles Class III gaming dispute with state of Florida (July 6, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe will continue to offer blackjack and other card games through 2030 and the state of Florida will immediately gain access to $220 million in revenues.

Seminole Tribe announces new Hard Rock hotel but without casino
Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe announces new Hard Rock hotel but without casino (June 13, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe continues to expand its hospitality empire with a new facility in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B
Business Deals
Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B (May 9, 2017)
As the future president's gaming empire faltered, the tribe's blossomed.

Stephen Bowers: The real 'Godfather of Indian gaming' passes on
Opinion
Stephen Bowers: The real 'Godfather of Indian gaming' passes on (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 down
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe settles dispute as retail area at casino shuts down (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 again
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again (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 casino
Litigation
Seminole Tribe accused of breaking contract with retail outlet at casino (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 deal
Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal (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 Florida
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida (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 shooting
Public Relations
Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting (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 compact
Compacts
Seminole Tribe still shares gaming revenue despite lack of compact (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 Florida
Compacts | Opinion
Paul Seago: Seminole Tribe prevails in gaming dispute in Florida (November 29, 2016)
'To use a gambling parlance – the state busted.'

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (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 sovereignty
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Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (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 talks
Business Deals | Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (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 Florida
Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (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 capitas
Opinion
Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas (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 dispute
Litigation
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (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 casino
Public Relations
Seminole Tribe hit with complaints over new parking fee at casino (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 patron
Public Relations
Seminole Tribe helps with probe into robbery of casino patron (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 industry
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National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (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 bid
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (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 Louisiana
Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (June 27, 2016)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (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 case
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (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 plan
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan (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 deal
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Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal (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 casino
Public Relations
Seminole Tribe reports arrest of man accused in robbery at casino (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 published
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Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published (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 information
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (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 casino
Public Relations
Seminole Tribe announces arrests of two men for robbery at casino (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 Tribe
Compacts | Litigation
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (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 lawsuit
Compacts | Litigation
Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit (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 deal
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Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal (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 falters
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters (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 deal
Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal (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 litigation
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation (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 compact
Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact (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 compact
Compacts
Seminole Tribe faces setback for new Class III gaming compact (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 immunity
Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins ruling in employment case due to immunity (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 deal
Compacts
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (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 Florida
Compacts
Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in Florida (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 compact
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Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact (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 compact
Compacts | Public Relations
Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact (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 lawsuit
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit (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 casino
Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (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 compact
Compacts | Opinion
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact (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.

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