- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The state of Florida is asking a judge to reconsider his decision to let the Seminole Tribe of Florida keep blackjack at its casinos.

Attorneys for the state late Wednesday filed a post-trial motion that questioned the findings that led U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle to side with the tribe.

The move by the state comes just two days before the deadline to appeal Hinkle’s November ruling.

The judge ruled that regulators working under Gov. Rick Scott allowed dog and horse tracks to put in card games that mimicked ones that were supposed to be exclusive to tribe-owned casinos for a five-year period. Hinkle ruled that the tribe could keep its blackjack tables for another 14 years.

The state wants Hinkle to order the tribe to remove the blackjack tables.

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