Seminole Tribe compact to be revisited

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The Senate committee approved both bills last week.

The Florida House said that lawmakers will revisit the case.

US.- Richard Corcoran, speakership of the Florida House, said that they will revisit the case between the Seminole Tribe and Florida. A Federal Judge ruled earlier this month that the Seminole Tribe can legally still running blackjack games in their facilities.

The judge said that the state violated the terms of the 20-year gambling compact with the tribe. The case goes back to 2010, when the tribe signed a five-year agreement with the state to operate banked card games at five of the tribe’s seven casinos. Even though the agreement expired last summer, the Seminole Tribe has continued to offer the games. The case was centered on two types of games: card games and slot machines that simulate blackjack, which are currently authorised by state gambling regulators at pari-mutuel facilities.

According to Florida Politics, Corcoran said that the new compact will go through the whole committee process. “We’ll see it work itself through,” he added.