Suit filed to stop Seminole Tribe's compact

House Speaker Marco Rubio, a Republican, filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the Seminole Tribe's Class III gaming compact.

Rubio claims Gov. Charlie Crist (R) exceeded his authority by signing a 25-year agreement with the tribe. He says the state Legislature should have final approval over the deal.

The tribe will share $50 million up front and at least $100 million a year with the state. The tribe already announced a $120 million expansion of its Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.

Get the Story:
Suit: Halt expanded Seminole gaming (The Miami Herald 11/19)
Pro-gambling TV ads air in Orlando (The Orlando Sentinel 11/19)
Tribe Unveils Casino Expansion (The Ledger 11/17)
PR blitz begins for gambling (The Miami Herald 11/17)