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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 (09/29)
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.

American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to boardFiled Under: Meetings | Public Relations
American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board (09/19)
The board now includes representation from five tribes across the nation.

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 (08/08)
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 (07/21)
Authorities believe the 79-year-old woman was followed home from the Seminole Classic Casino in Florida.

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 (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plansFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (06/27)
The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact caseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)
The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.

National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation againFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again (06/01)
The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.

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 (06/01)
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 (05/24)
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 (05/19)
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 (05/13)
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 (05/12)
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 (05/10)
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 (04/29)
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 (03/29)
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 (03/24)
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 (03/23)
The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.

Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGCFiled Under: NIGC | Regulation
Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGC (03/16)
The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.

Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal (03/15)
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 (03/10)
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 (03/03)
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 (03/02)
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 (02/25)
A former casino employee tried to argue that the tribe has never been federally recognized.

Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in Florida (02/10)
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 (02/01)
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 (01/27)
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 (01/26)
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 (01/25)
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 (01/19)
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 (01/15)
The tribe reached a new Class III gaming compact but is defending its gaming rights in federal court.

Seminole Tribe's Hard Rock casino to open in Dominican RepublicFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe's Hard Rock casino to open in Dominican Republic (01/14)
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be located in downtown Santo Domingo, the nation's capital, and will feature a 23,000 square-foot gaming floor with a 400-room hotel and 33,000 square-feet of meeting space.

Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speechFiled Under: Compacts
Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech (01/13)
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 (01/12)
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 (01/11)
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 (01/08)
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 (01/07)
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.

Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compact (01/05)
Seminole Gaming CEO James Allen said the agreement will enable the tribe to expand its facilities, primarily by adding more hotel rooms.

Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida (12/28)
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 compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact (12/08)
The agreement must be ratified by Florida lawmakers and it will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.

Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compact (12/03)
The tribe continues to oppose attempts to expand non-Indian gaming in Florida amid litigation in federal court.

Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with stateFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state (11/20)
A new Class III gaming compact has failed to materialize as the parties battle in federal court.

Pair arrested for thefts at Seminole Tribe's casino in FloridaFiled Under: Public Relations
Pair arrested for thefts at Seminole Tribe's casino in Florida (11/12)
Two women are accused of stealing expensive items from patrons at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Seminole Tribe casino meals support Indian veterans memorialFiled Under: Public Relations
Seminole Tribe casino meals support Indian veterans memorial (11/10)
The American Indian Veterans Memorial would be located at a new education center on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passes (10/30)
Negotiations for a new Class III gaming compact continue as the tribe defends its rights in federal court.

Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinosFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinos (10/28)
Talks continue for a new Class III gaming compact but the tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court to ensure its rights are protected.

Seminole Tribe ramps up talks for new Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe ramps up talks for new Class III casino compact (10/15)
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 compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe faces key deadline for Class III gaming compact (10/13)
The grace period for blackjack expires October 29 but the tribe previously told the state it would continue to offer the games.

Seminole Tribe remains in talks to renew Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe remains in talks to renew Class III gaming compact (10/07)
A key Republican lawmaker told FloridaPolitics.com that negotiations have proven fruitful.

Donald Trump wanted Jeb Bush to negotiate gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Donald Trump wanted Jeb Bush to negotiate gaming compact (09/18)
The Republican presidential candidate actively lobbied for a Class III deal because he wanted to manage casinos for the Seminole Tribe.

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