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GAMBLING: Video slots like these at the Seminoles' Tampa casino generate three-quarters of the tribe's gambling revenue. (Times photo: MIKE PEASE)

turtle SHELL SHOCK: Tribal documents show that the Seminoles' turtle farm lost $289,597 in 1996, and is on pace to lose more than twice as much this year. This turtle was sold to the farm by a local man, who caught it away from tribe property. (Times photo: MIKE PEASE)

FRUITFUL? Citrus groves on the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in South Florida. The Seminoles grow lemons, grapefruit and oranges on the fertile land between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. The groves lost $202,756 in the first half of fiscal year 1996-97. (Times photo: MIKE PEASE)  

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