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McCollum Continues Gambling Battle

August 12th, 2009 by flanews

After several failed attempts to stop black jack and other Vegas-style games at Seminole casinos, Attorney General Bill McCollum is continuing to call on the Federal government for help. Right now the governor is working behind closed doors with the tribe to reach an agreement that would allow the games in Seminole casinos. McCollum says without the agreement the tribe is breaking the law.

I certainly have an opinion about legality of the situation. I very strongly feel that the gaming that is going on is illegal. There is no compact so it is illegal, but I cant enforce that law, said McCollum.

McCollum wants lawmakers and cabinet members join him in asking the US Attorneys offices to stop the games. Since the Seminole tribe is a sovereign nation its up to the federal government to handle the situation. So far the feds have shown little interest in stopping the games.

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