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Though Florida House has signed off on a 20-year gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, it is not lucid whether the legislation will makes it to the Governor. Rick Scott’s desk.
On Monday the house gave go ahead and approved a gambling bill by a 70-40 vote. But it has significant dissimilarities with the version now moving through the Senate.
The House legislation (HB 7067) calls for the tribe to pay the state $3 billion over the next seven years. It would allow tribal casinos to keep their blackjack tables.
Legislators encountered hindrances the last few years passing a gambling bill due to tussle among different gambling interests. However, owing to a constitutional amendment on casinos that goes before the voters this fall the interest in passing a bill this year seems to be wakened up.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events