DOI Looks To Ax Suit Over Tribe's Fla. Sports Betting Permit

By Joyce Hanson (October 18, 2021, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has asked a D.C. federal court to toss claims lodged by a group of Florida-based property developers who oppose the government's approval of the Seminole Tribe's 2021 gaming compact, saying they haven't shown they'll be hurt by the tribe.

The three local property owners based in Miami-Dade County — who say they have opposed casino-style gambling in South Florida for decades — lack standing to sue because they haven't adequately alleged how the tribal-state compact that allows for off-reservation sports betting might in the future bring increased crime and traffic congestion to the area, the...

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