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Florida lawmakers seek control over Seminole gaming

Lawmakers in the Florida Senate introduced a bill to dictate the terms of a Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe.

The bill authorizes slot machines at all of the tribe's seven casinos and blackjack at four casinos. The tribe would be required to share revenues with the state, estimated to be at least $150 million a year.

To make sure Gov. Charlie Crist (R) doesn't stray, the bill says he isn't authorized to negotiate a compact with different provisions.

Get the Story:
Senate pushes to end gambling talks with take-it-or-leave-it plan (The South Florida Sun Sentinel 3/6)

An Opinion:
Editorial: We the people want blackjack (The Palm Beach Post 3/6)