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State of Florida Files Motion to Shut Down Seminole Blackjack

November 17th, 2015 by Site Admin

Late last month the state of Florida revealed that they have filed a motion for an injunction against the Seminole Indian tribe to shut down their blackjack games after the two groups failed to come to an agreement over an extension of a previous blackjack agreement.

The state filed a lawsuit in a Tampa Bay federal courthouse with the Sunshine State asking the federal court to put a halt to the tribe’s blackjack games after the tribe disregarded the expiration of an agreement between the two parties that allowed the tribe exclusive rights to offer the games.

The two groups had initially struck a 5 year agreement worth hundreds of millions of dollars that gave the tribe the exclusive rights to offer shoe games within Florida. Unfortunately the deal expired while the two groups negotiated a new deal, but a snag was hit when it was revealed that Florida had begun allowing other casinos to offer electronic blackjack games. The tribe claims that is a violation of the agreement and they don’t have to stop offering the games as a result.

As of press time no resolution had been reached, but Blackjack Online will update the story as more developments arise.

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