Seminole Tribe appealing order blocking gambling expansion

The Seminole Tribe of Florida on Tuesday moved to appeal a federal judge's decision to block its deal with the state to expand gambling and online sports betting throughout Florida. 

The Seminole Tribe's filing Tuesday came after a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich that found the multibillion-dollar agreement between the state and tribe allowing online betting violated a federal rule that requires a person to be physically on tribal land when wagering. 

The lawsuit, filed by non-Indian casino owners in Florida, challenged the approval of the agreement by the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees tribal gambling operations.

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