Racetracks want same games at Seminole Tribe

Non-Indian racetracks in Florida say they should be allowed to offer card games just like the Seminole Tribe -- and they want to pay the same "tax" rate as the tribe.

The tracks already offer slot machines, which led to Class III gaming for the Seminoles. But now they want to level the "playing field" with the tribe, whose compact is the subject of dispute in the state.

The compact requires the tribe to share revenues with the state. Allowing tracks to offer card games would mean an end to that, a tribal attorney said.

'They're paying for exclusivity," Barry Richard told The Tampa Tribune of the deal.

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Seminole Gaming Under Fire (The Tampa Tribune 12/17)
South Florida pari-mutuels form coalition in table games quest (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 12/17)
Indian Casino Compact (WJHG 12/16)
Dog track owners want blackjack, too (The Naples News 12/16)