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Lawmakers debate more Class III games for Seminole Tribe


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Republican lawmakers are open to an expansion of Class III gaming for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The tribe currently offers slot machines and blackjack at its casinos. Lawmakers say a new deal could authorize roulette and craps in exchange for a greater cut of revenues.

The compact expires in 2015. The tribe hasn't said it is interested in new games but the idea wasn't outright rejected by a spokesperson.

The tribe is sharing about $1 billion with the state under the current five-year compact.

Get the Story:
Lawmakers suggest more games at Seminole casinos (The Tampa Bay Tribune 2/5)
Conservative lawmakers say they support limited expansion of gambling in Florida (The Bradenton Herald 2/5)

An Opinion:
Editorial: At last, some leadership on gambling (The South Florida Sun Sentinel 2/5)

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