The Florida Attorney General’s Office argues for the return of the Seminole Tribe gambling compact

The Florida Attorney General’s Office argues for the return of the Seminole Tribe gambling compact

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  • News Service of Florida,
August 26, 2022 7:11 PM
  • News Service of Florida,

    Pointing to “enormous economic benefits,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that blocked a gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe.

    Lawyers in Moody’s office filed a 32-page brief at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, arguing that a district judge erred last year when she ruled that the deal ran afoul of the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which regulates gambling on tribal lands.

    U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich focused on part of the agreement, known as a compact, that would have allowed the Seminole Tribe to operate sports betting in Florida.