TALLAHASSEE - Attorney General Bill McCollum filed a suit with the U.S. District
Court for the District of Columbia to block the gambling compact negotiated
between Governor Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The agreement
adds Las Vegas-style slot machines, blackjack, and baccarat to Florida’s Indian
A spokesman for the Tribe in Broward County said the suite will not have any impact on the casinos. Spokesman Gary Bitner said "The gaming is months away, regardless of what happens in court. We're looking at late spring, at the earliest, and maybe late next year before we start."
The U.S. Interior Department has until December 29th to approve the gambling compact.
The Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio has filed a similar suit with the Florida Supreme Court which has set a hearing date of January 30th.
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