War Over Casino Gaming: The Battle Of Tallahassee

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 12:25 PM EST) -- The Seminole Tribe has long claimed to be the only Eastern tribe that was never conquered, and most historians will concur. The Seminoles faded into the swamps of Florida, continued their lifeways and only confronted the Euro-American population on their own terms.

One of those terms was Indian gaming, which was prosperously conducted for many years without the tribe even securing a compact with the state of Florida that would have allowed an expansion of gaming from Class II (predominantly bingo in its various forms, including...
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