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Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal

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 plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact

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.

Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech

Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech (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.

Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida

Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida (December 28, 2015)

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact

Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact (December 8, 2015)

The agreement must be ratified by Florida lawmakers and it will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.

Seminole Tribe ramps up talks for new Class III casino compact

Seminole Tribe ramps up talks for new Class III casino compact (October 15, 2015)

Tribal leaders flew to the state capital to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in hopes of renewing the deal.

Seminole Tribe faces key deadline for Class III gaming compact

Seminole Tribe faces key deadline for Class III gaming compact (October 13, 2015)

The grace period for blackjack expires October 29 but the tribe previously told the state it would continue to offer the games.

Seminole Tribe returns to Class III gaming compact negotiations

Seminole Tribe returns to Class III gaming compact negotiations (August 24, 2015)

Key provisions of the compact expired at the end of July but a top lawmakers believes progress is being made on a new agreement.

Seminole Tribe reports no progress on Class III gaming talks

Seminole Tribe reports no progress on Class III gaming talks (August 10, 2015)

Lawmakers returned to work amid rumors of a new deal but an attorney dispelled the speculation.

Seminole Tribe reports lack of progress in casino pact dispute

Seminole Tribe reports lack of progress in casino pact dispute (July 27, 2015)

A 30-day deadline to reach an agreement Gov. Rick Scott (R) passed so the next step in the process will be mediation.

Seminole Tribe waits on response in Class III casino compact talks

Seminole Tribe waits on response in Class III casino compact talks (July 6, 2015)

Florids Gov. Rick Scott (R) has maintained silence over the last few months as key provisions of the current deal are set to expire.

Seminole Tribe accuses state of violating Class III casino deal

Seminole Tribe accuses state of violating Class III casino deal (June 25, 2015)

The tribe will continue to make revenue sharing payments even though Chairman James Billie said the state broke its word.

Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact

Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (May 4, 2015)

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.

Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal

Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal (April 23, 2015)

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.

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (April 6, 2015)

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.

Seminole Tribe touts compact as lawmakers take up expansion

Seminole Tribe touts compact as lawmakers take up expansion (March 3, 2015)

The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.

Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site

Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site (February 25, 2015)

The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in Florida

Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in Florida (February 23, 2015)

The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

Poarch Creeks bring up marijuana in Florida gaming deal talks

Poarch Creeks bring up marijuana in Florida gaming deal talks (February 20, 2015)

The tribe is hoping to gain some leverage because Gov. Rick Scott (R) won't come to the table.

Top lawmaker not waiting on Seminole Tribe casino compact

Top lawmaker not waiting on Seminole Tribe casino compact (February 17, 2015)

The leader of the Florida Senate said he's 'anti-gaming' anyway.

Lawmakers don't appear interested in Seminole Tribe compact

Lawmakers don't appear interested in Seminole Tribe compact (January 9, 2015)

Republicans are in control of the Legislature but don't seem to care whether the state renews the gaming deal.

Governor to return to casino compact talks with Seminole Tribe

Governor to return to casino compact talks with Seminole Tribe (November 5, 2014)

The tribe has reportedly offered to share more revenues in exchange for regional exclusivity.

Documents show Seminole Tribe was close to new gaming deal

Documents show Seminole Tribe was close to new gaming deal (September 29, 2014)

The compact was never presented to state lawmakers because Republican leaders weren't sure how it would have been received.

Seminole Tribe announces $100M in gaming upgrade projects

Seminole Tribe announces $100M in gaming upgrade projects (May 12, 2014)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to spend $100 million this year upgrading its gaming properties.

Lawmakers seeking details on Seminole Tribe's casino compact

Lawmakers seeking details on Seminole Tribe's casino compact (April 29, 2014)

Florida lawmakers are in the dark about Class III gaming compact negotiations with the Seminole Tribe.

Lt. Gov. of Florida  resigns amid probe into gambling operation

Lt. Gov. of Florida resigns amid probe into gambling operation (March 14, 2013)

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R) resigned on Wednesday amid a probe into an Internet gambling operation to which she has ties. Carroll's public relations company worked for Allied Veterans of the World, which state authorities say operated illegal gambling...

Editorial: Expansion of gaming might stimulate    economy in Florida

Editorial: Expansion of gaming might stimulate economy in Florida (January 17, 2011)

"Gov. Rick Scott has attempted to keep a poker face on whether he supports allowing Las Vegas-style casino resorts in Florida. But he and legislators should put their cards on the table and engage the public in a debate on...

New Florida governor clarifies remarks about  gaming expansion

New Florida governor clarifies remarks about gaming expansion (January 11, 2011)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) doesn't plan on supporting an expansion of gaming despite news reports that said he was already talking to Las Vegas developers. "My view on gaming is I don't want the state to be very largely...

Florida lawmakers gearing up for more discussions about gaming

Florida lawmakers gearing up for more discussions about gaming (January 7, 2011)

Florida lawmakers are gearing up for hearings about gaming and it looks like new Gov. Rick Scott (R) will be playing along. Prior governor Charlie Crist was the first to come to the table and negotiate a Class III compact...