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Miccosukee Tribe 'disappointed' by ruling on taxation of gaming per caps
Legislation | Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe 'disappointed' by ruling on taxation of gaming per caps (June 5, 2018)
Citizens of the Miccosukee Tribe must pay taxes on their shares of gaming revenues, a federal appeals court ruled in a big ticket case.

Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida (September 14, 2017)
The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma while the Miccosukee Tribe was largely unaffected.

Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting
Public Relations
Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting (January 26, 2017)
A Christmas Day shooting at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Florida won't result in any charges.

Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas
Opinion
Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas (September 6, 2016)
The steadfastly independent Miccosukee Tribe is finally approaching a day of reckoning: paying up on $1 billion in taxes that tribal members have dodged for decades.

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute
Litigation
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (August 23, 2016)
A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.

Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters (March 23, 2016)
The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.

Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal
Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal (March 15, 2016)
The tribe doesn't have to share any revenues from its Class II facility with the state of Florida.

Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe
Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (May 18, 2015)
The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.

Blog: Many interests at stake for expansion of gaming in Florida
Compacts
Blog: Many interests at stake for expansion of gaming in Florida (September 10, 2014)
Tribes, racetracks and big gaming developers all have a stake in the outcome of discussions to expand gaming in Florida.

Column: Another year and another debate on gaming in Florida
Opinion
Column: Another year and another debate on gaming in Florida (November 21, 2013)
Former state lawmaker girds for yet another debate over the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Miccosukee Tribe sues US  over probe into gaming per capitas
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe sues US over probe into gaming per capitas (August 19, 2013)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is suing the federal government over an investigation into the taxation of gaming per capita payments. The tribes shares a portion of gaming revenues with its members. An investigation by the Internal Revenue Service determined...

Editorial: Florida study shows need for long-range gaming plan
Opinion
Editorial: Florida study shows need for long-range gaming plan (July 3, 2013)
Newspaper says Florida Gaming Study shows why state must develop a long-range plan: With the Florida Lottery among the biggest in the nation, casino-like games at pari-mutuels and jai alai throughout the Sunshine State, casinos run by the Seminole and...

Miccosukee Tribe hit with tax liens for per capita payments
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe hit with tax liens for per capita payments (May 22, 2013)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida and its members have been hit with million of dollars in tax liens related to their gaming per capita payments, The Miami Herald reports. The tribe must pay $170 million in taxes on per capita...

Column: Bet on an expansion of  non-Indian gaming in Florida
Opinion
Column: Bet on an expansion of non-Indian gaming in Florida (April 29, 2013)
Columnist Scott Maxwell on the race to expand gaming in Florida: Fifteen years ago, if you wanted to find a slot machine in Florida, you had to take a cruise to nowhere or sit inside some aluminum shack playing video...

Report cites five percent jump  in Florida tribal casino revenues
Public Relations
Report cites five percent jump in Florida tribal casino revenues (March 12, 2013)
Tribal casino revenue in Florida increased 5 percent in 2011, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report. The Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe took in $2.16 billion that year, the report said. The Seminoles operate seven gaming facilities...

Column: Bet on an expansion of non-Indian gaming   in Florida
Opinion
Column: Bet on an expansion of non-Indian gaming in Florida (February 28, 2013)
Robert Trigaux of the The Tampa Bay Times discusses Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report and Florida's gaming market: Florida is still trying to figure out how big a role gambling should play in its economy. Indian tribe casinos here...

Supreme Court won't hear suit over Miccosukee  Tribe  casino
Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear suit over Miccosukee Tribe casino (November 26, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition in Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe, a case involving the Miccosukee Tribe's casino. Tatiana Furry, a non-Indian patron, was reportedly drinking heavily at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming before she drove away. She...

Opinion: Miccosukee Tribe loses decision over gaming  per caps
Opinion
Opinion: Miccosukee Tribe loses decision over gaming per caps (October 22, 2012)
"Individual members of a tribe, though, are American citizens as well as tribal members, and they can be taxed. That can lead to disputes. In a recent court battle, the IRS sought to subpoena banks as it was examining a...

Miccosukee Tribe loses decision in casino per capita tax case
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe loses decision in casino per capita tax case (October 16, 2012)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida can't assert sovereign immunity over records related to gaming per capita payments, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. The Internal Revenue Service is investigating the tribe to determine whether its members paid...

Miccosukee Tribe challenges IRS request for gaming documents
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe challenges IRS request for gaming documents (August 1, 2012)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is accusing the Internal Revenue Service of harassment in an ongoing dispute over gaming per capita payments. The IRS claims tribal members haven't paid taxes on their per caps. So the agency is seeking a...

Supreme Court appeal planned in Miccosukee Tribe casino case
Litigation
Supreme Court appeal planned in Miccosukee Tribe casino case (July 10, 2012)
The family of a non-Indian woman who was allegedly over-served alcohol at the casino owned by the Micosukee Tribe plans an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tatiana Furry was reportedly drinking heavily at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming before...

Gaming Report: Miccosukee Tribe's 'unique' casino worth the visit
Public Relations
Gaming Report: Miccosukee Tribe's 'unique' casino worth the visit (July 3, 2012)
"In the early 70’s South Florida’s Miccosukee Tribe erected a simple, unremarkable building on the eastern most plot of land on their reservation in Florida’s Everglades. The main reservation village is about 10 miles west in the heart of the...

11th Circuit supports Miccosukee Tribe in casino dram shop action
Litigation
11th Circuit supports Miccosukee Tribe in casino dram shop action (July 2, 2012)
The Micosukee Tribe of Florida can't be sued for allegedly over-serving alcohol to a casino patron, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. Tatiana Furry, a non-Indian, was reportedly drinking heavily at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming before...

Couple sues Miccosukee Tribe for failing to pay gambling taxes
Litigation
Couple sues Miccosukee Tribe for failing to pay gambling taxes (May 22, 2012)
A non-Indian couple is suing the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida for allegedly failing to remit taxes on their gambling winnings. John Ricone and Francys Tolon-Ricone won about $5,500 during two trips to the Miccosukee Resort casino in 2008. The tribe...

Miccosukee  Tribe puts dollar figure on  per capita back taxes
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe puts dollar figure on per capita back taxes (February 13, 2012)
Members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida owe about $25.8 million for failing to pay taxes on gaming per capita payments, The Miami Herald reports. The amount is based on figures that were provided in a lawsuit against former attorney...

Blog: Miccosukee Tribe spent $50M for former attorney's work
Litigation | Regulation
Blog: Miccosukee Tribe spent $50M for former attorney's work (December 6, 2011)
"The Miccosukee Indian tribe has severed their longtime business relationship with their former lawyer, Dexter Lehtinen and has filed a lawsuit against him for malpractice. The tribe members allege that Lehtinen gave them wrong legal advice on tax issues regarding...

Miccosukee Tribe suing former attorney for per capita  advice
Litigation | Regulation
Miccosukee Tribe suing former attorney for per capita advice (November 30, 2011)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is suing its former lawyer, claiming he provided bad advice on the taxation of gaming revenues. According to the lawsuit, Dexter Lehtinen, a former U.S. Attorney, assured the tribe that its members did not have...

Seminole Tribe's lawyer  suggests expansion of Indian gaming
Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe's lawyer suggests expansion of Indian gaming (November 8, 2011)
The Seminole Tribe is willing to share more revenues with the state of Florida in exchange for expanded gaming, attorney Barry Richard said. The tribe already shares about $250 million a year under its Class III gaming compact. That's twice...

Miccosukee Tribe  settles suit over damaged radio tower by casino
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe settles suit over damaged radio tower by casino (August 22, 2011)
The Miccosukee Tribe has settled a lawsuit with Univision Radio in Florida over the actions of an unidentified casino maintenance worker. The worker was allegedly clearing trees at the Miccosukee Resort when a radio tower for WQBA fell down and...

Miccosukee Tribe loses bid to block release of gaming records
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe loses bid to block release of gaming records (August 3, 2011)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida can't claim sovereign immunity to the "superior" United States, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. The tribe sued when the Internal Revenue Service sought records as part of an investigation into a former chairman. The...

Univision sues Miccosukee  Tribe for destroyed radio tower
Litigation
Univision sues Miccosukee Tribe for destroyed radio tower (April 28, 2011)
Univision Radio in Florida is suing the Miccosukee Tribe over the actions of an unidentified casino maintenance worker back in April 2007. The worker was allegedly clearing trees at the Miccosukee Resort when a radio tower for WQBA fell down...

'Andrew Jackson Institute' criticizes Florida tribal casino industry
NIGC | Public Relations | Regulation
'Andrew Jackson Institute' criticizes Florida tribal casino industry (August 5, 2010)
A group called the Andrew Jackson Institute has been "set up to expose corruption in the Indian gaming industry," according to its web site. The group, named for the president that forced tribes from the Southeast, wants to repeal the...

Miccosukee  Tribe disputes IRS over taxes on per capita payments
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe disputes IRS over taxes on per capita payments (August 2, 2010)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida says its members don't have to pay federal taxes on their share of gaming revenues. The tribe distributes revenues to 650 members four times a year. According to The Miami Herald, the payment comes to...

Tribes face scrutiny of gaming revenue  amid economic downturn
Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Regulation
Tribes face scrutiny of gaming revenue amid economic downturn (July 16, 2010)
The worst economic recession in decades hasn't been kind to many tribes with casinos and some of them are facing even more pressure from outside entities and the federal government. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut decided to eliminate...

Column: Tribes in Florida mismanaging  their gaming revenues
NIGC | Opinion
Column: Tribes in Florida mismanaging their gaming revenues (July 6, 2010)
"I'm not much of a casino gambler. But I'm betting early reports of how some American Indian tribes are mismanaging or misdirecting their enormous sums of casino money, here in Florida and elsewhere, are just the start of unsavory news...

Miccosukee  Tribe under scrutiny for $61K per capita payments
Litigation | NIGC
Miccosukee Tribe under scrutiny for $61K per capita payments (June 29, 2010)
The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida paid federal taxes on their per capita payments, The Miami Herald reports. The tribe distributes gaming revenues to its 650 members four times a year. According...

Law Article: NIGC and IRS put casino revenue  under scrutiny
NIGC
Law Article: NIGC and IRS put casino revenue under scrutiny (June 16, 2010)
"In the US, Indian tribes are considered sovereign nations. The tribes are given certain special benefits such as gaming licenses. 242 of 564 Indian tribes have gaming licenses; however, they are subject to federal laws and are governed by the...

Florida tribes differ on sovereignty at casinos
Litigation
Florida tribes differ on sovereignty at casinos (March 25, 2009)
Florida's two federally recognized tribes take different approaches to protecting their sovereignty at their gaming facilities. The Seminole Tribe allows local law prosecutors to handle cases at its Hard Rock casinos. Even tribal members must go to state court. Under...

Man blames Miccosukee  casino for loss of part of toe
Litigation
Man blames Miccosukee casino for loss of part of toe (February 13, 2009)
A Florida man is suing the federal government in federal court, saying he lost a part of his toe during an unlawful arrest and assault at the casino owned by the Miccosukee Tribe. Robert Henin, 89, was at Miccosukee Resort...

Experts predict good business for Florida tribes
Public Relations
Experts predict good business for Florida tribes (October 8, 2008)
Wall Street analysts say tribal casinos in Florida will survive the economic downturn because they don't rely on tourists from out-of-state. "The typical South Florida casino visitor, the local retiree, is actually fine in this economy," Adam Steinberg, a director...

Florida bill requires legislative approval of compacts
Compacts | Legislation
Florida bill requires legislative approval of compacts (April 17, 2008)
A Florida Senate committee unanimously approved a bill that requires legislative approval of all Class III gaming compacts. The bill would only affect future compacts. But some lawmakers are upset with the deal that Gov. Charlie Crist (R) signed with...

Miccosukee   Tribe delays Class III discussions
Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe delays Class III discussions (January 11, 2008)
Citing ongoing legal issues, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has delayed talks over Class III gaming. The tribe is entitled to certain forms of Class III games, the Interior Department said in a November 17, 2007, letter [PDF]. County voters...

Opinion: Florida tribes can afford casino tax
Opinion
Opinion: Florida tribes can afford casino tax (August 13, 2007)
"As the state of Florida negotiates a compact with the Indian tribes regarding the taxation of tribal casinos, it should avoid the mistakes of other states, most of which have left billions of dollars on the table through poorly designed...

Florida governor makes offer to Seminole Tribe
Compacts
Florida governor makes offer to Seminole Tribe (August 7, 2007)
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) has offered the Seminole Tribe a Class III gaming compact in exchange for a share of the revenues. The Miami Herald said the deal allows the tribe to operate slot machines, which are legal in...

Florida lawmakers want approval over compacts
Compacts
Florida lawmakers want approval over compacts (February 7, 2007)
The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to require legislative approval of tribal gaming compacts. The Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe are in talks with Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to bring slot machines to their...

Editorial: Negotiate compact with Florida tribes
Opinion
Editorial: Negotiate compact with Florida tribes (January 22, 2007)
"Former Gov. Jeb Bush had months to negotiate a deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida over the tribe's plan to operate casino-style slot machines at seven locations around Florida. He didn't. Now, the tribe is exercising its option to...

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