10/15/08 - U.S. asked to shut down Seminole slots, card games


Attorney General Bill McCollum Tuesday renewed his call for the federal government to shut down the Las Vegas-style card games and slot machines operating at the Seminoles' Hard Rock Casino near Hollywood. Responding to a request for information from the National Indian Gaming Commission, McCollum said that because the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Charlie Crist did not have the authority to allow the tribe to operate card games when he signed the gaming compact last year, the Seminoles' games are illegal and should be shut down.