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Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Extend Class III casino compact with Seminole Tribe (06/30)
It is the best way to keep a lid on the spread of gambling in the state and ensure the state will continue to receive a cut of the Seminoles’ gambling operations.

Filed Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe accuses state of violating Class III casino deal (06/25)
The tribe will continue to make revenue sharing payments even though Chairman James Billie said the state broke its word.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek track (06/18)
The Seminoles believe their Class III gaming exclusivity rights are threatened by a May 29 decision in the lawsuit.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Column: So much for a Class III casino deal with Seminole Tribe (06/11)
The governor has disappeared. The Legislature can’t agree on a basic budget, much less work out a new gambling compact with the tribe.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling (06/04)
A Florida appeals court's ruling to allow slot machines at a tiny barrel-racing track in rural Gadsden County could send huge shockwaves through Florida's gambling landscape.

Filed Under: Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casino (06/02)
Casinos won’t kill you, although they offer ample opportunity to hurt yourself.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (06/01)
The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Extend Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe (06/01)
With Florida lawmakers facing a big gap in the state budget as they prepare to reconvene for a special session, it would be irresponsible for them to walk away from the table games compact with the Seminole Tribe.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (05/18)
The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Column: Seminole Tribe won't give up easily in gaming flap (05/11)
You can bet your last dollar that the Seminoles won't fold blackjack, baccarat and other table games easily.

Filed Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe might not stop blackjack after compact ends (05/08)
The tribe is supposed to halt blackjack games if a new deal isn't reached by July 31.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)
Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal (04/23)
Gov. Rick Scott (R) has refused to return to the table, citing opposition from lawmakers, but even they can't agree how to move forward.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Seminole Tribe faces complaints over business deals at casino (04/15)
Rock band Candlebox said it was promised $400,000 for a reunion tour but never saw any money.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Racinos seek a level playing field with Seminole Tribe (04/07)
It's notable this year that the pari-mutuels, who've been ferocious competitors, have ended their 'circular firing squad' lobbying efforts and joined hands around a single call: a level playing field with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Filed Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (04/06)
Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

Filed Under: California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Report puts tribal gaming industry revenues at $28.3B in 2013 (03/31)
The tribal gaming industry grew just 0.5 percent in 2013, according to the new edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Renew Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe (03/24)
Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee.

Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe reveals details of Class III gaming negotiations (03/19)
The tribe says Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not come to the table since talks faltered a year ago.

Filed Under: Compacts
Interview: Seminole Tribe executive discusses gaming compact (03/17)
'The reality is there is a relationship, and it's truly a partnership, between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe.'

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Creeks want casino not pot in Florida (03/16)
We do have plans to replicate in Florida what we have done in Alabama — create jobs and economic security, add to the tax base and fiscal strength of our state, and be good and charitable neighbors.

Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe set to welcome visitors to new hotel at casino (03/11)
The tribe added a 99-room, four-story hotel to the casino in Immokalee amid talk of additional expansion plans.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Don't believe hype on bill to expand gaming in Florida (03/09)
Don’t believe the spin that a massive Florida House gambling bill represents a 'contraction' in gaming.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe wins local approval for new hotel tower at casino (03/06)
The tribe might add a 1.2-million square-foot hotel with 537 rooms to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe seeks approval for 537-room casino hotel tower (03/05)
The tribe needs a local height variance for the 1.2-million square-foot, 16-floor tower.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Florida gaming expansion bill leads to less gaming (03/04)
In many debates over gambling expansion, often the starting point is that all gaming is equal.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe touts compact as lawmakers take up expansion (03/03)
The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Poarch Creeks come with slot machines and marijuana (02/27)
Don't they know how slot machines and marijuana would destroy the very fabric of the lifestyle we have built in harmony with the land our humble people cherish?

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | NIGC
Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site (02/25)
The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in Florida (02/23)
The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

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