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AG Asks Seminole Tribe To Stop Vegas-Style Gaming

September 19th, 2008 by flanews

Floridas Attorney General wants Vegas-style gaming stopped at Indian casinos. In July, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the compact Governor Crist signed with the Seminole Tribe to allow class three gaming needed legislative approval. The games continue to be played despite the courts ruling. Today, Attorney General Bill McCollum sent a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission asking the chairman to stop the tribe from operating what he calls an illegal casino. AGs spokeswoman Sandi Copes says if the Seminoles dont stop the games, her office will try and get the courts to stop the action.

Were really looking to the chairman to do the right thing and encourage the Seminole Indians to do the right thing. The Attorney General is the top legal officer in the state and it is concerning him that the state Supreme Courts ruling is being flouted at this point, said Copes

Governor Crist says hell work with lawmakers to enter into a new compact with the tribe.

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