HOLLYWOOD, FL-The Seminole tribe, which wants to start construction of a casino, hotel and Hard Rock Café right after the first of the year, has been trying for months to get residents of the Candlelight mobile home park to leave. The current deadline is Nov. 30, but many trailer owners say they need more time.

Since the new casino isn’t slated to begin going up before Jan. 3, park residents believed that they could stay until the end of the year. But the tribe responded that a month is required to prepare the site for construction.

The Seminoles already have an ambitious 24/7 gaming facility in operation on the Hollywood reservation. In the past year, they also opened a smaller satellite casino at Coconut Creek in northern Broward County. Another Indian tribe in Miami operates a third South Florida casino.

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