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Gamblers sue Seminole Tribe over 'illegal' card games

Important Update: The website linked below has removed the story from its server. Also, the tribe clarified in an email that it has not been named a defendant in the lawsuit.

Two gamblers say the Seminole Tribe of Florida owes them money for "illegal" card games that were invalidated by the state courts.

The gamblers are trying to recover the losses they incurred while playing the games. State law allows people to sue anyone connected to "illegal" gaming activities, according to ABC Action News.

The tribe signed a Class III compact that authorized slot machines and card games at its casinos. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the compact but the Florida Supreme Court subsequently said Gov. Charlie Crist (R) overstepped his authority

Get the Story:
Gamblers sue Seminole tribe to recover losses (ABC Action News 3/8)

An Opinion:
Editorial: In defense of ideological opposition to gambling (Florida Baptist Witness 3/8)