Seminole defends its exclusivity

The Native Tribe of Florida State is investing in a new lawsuit to stop gaming expansion in the region.

US.- The Florida native tribe Seminole has decided to present a lawsuit against Jacksonville to prevent gaming expansion in the State. The tribe has exclusive operating rights of the gaming industry in Florida, although they consider the agreement is being violated in Jacksonville, where the government has allegedly allowed the operation of slot machines.

The Seminole tribe presented a demand saying that 11 operators and 15 landlords in Jacksonville are violating the law “upon the Tribe’s right to substantial exclusivity in the operation of casino-style gambling.”

Furthermore, Florida State’s Seminole Tribe has revealed its position regarding daily fantasy sports (DFS). According to representatives of the gaming company, the daily fantasy sports bill that’s being debated in the state’s Congress is “a dealbreaker.” The Seminole Tribe and the government of Florida maintain a traditional agreement related to gaming industry, which could be violated with the approval of daily fantasy sports.

Under the current agreement named “Seminole Compact”, the native tribe has exclusive rights for the operation of gaming industry. However, the 2018 Legislative Session could change the deal as the Congress may legalise the daily fantasy sports market, one of the most popular in the United States.

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