Test Date Set for Seminole Casino Lawsuit a federal judge has set an formal date for the beginning of a two-week trial which will see whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida can continue providing blackjack as well as other banked games at its gambling enterprises around the state.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle dismissed a demand from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to finish the way it is and announced a date for the trial early in the day this week.
The legal dispute between the tribe and the state of Florida is due to a five-year gambling lightweight the involved parties signed in 2010. The seminole Tribe was given the exclusive right to provide blackjack and several other banked card games at venues around the state as part of the agreement. The compact expired in the summer of 2015 while the Seminoles had 90 more times to end providing the games.
In October, tribal officials filed case in A tallahassee federal court, arguing that the state had negotiated a potential new gambling deal in ‘bad faith’ and asking the federal judge allowing the tribe to help keep on providing blackjack at its gambling enterprises. Their state then filed unique lawsuit in Tampa, claiming that the casinos should no longer offer card that is banked.
Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, all states need certainly to negotiate the terms of gambling compacts with tribes in good faith. Florida officials, nonetheless, argued that the federal law only applies whenever initial agreements are negotiated.