Florida, Gaming, Indian Gaming, Miccosukee Tribe, trust land
State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez is enlisting Gov. Rick Scott in an effort to stop the Miccosukee Tribe from getting the chance to turn a Kendall Lakes golf course into a casino.
The tribe acquired the land in 2001 and then, years after it applied, the U.S. Department of Interior last summer granted the tribe’s request to turn it into “tribal trust land,” which effectively makes it sovereign land outside the control of Miami-Dade County or the state.
Miami-Dade objected, fearing that the golf course could be converted into a casino.