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Florida governor eyes casino compact talks with Seminole Tribe

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to renew a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, a spokesperson said.

The deal expires in 2015. Renewing the agreement could keep the tribe's lock on Class III gaming in the southern part of the state.

"Governor Scott is focused on renewing the state's compact with the Seminoles to get the best deal for Floridians. Other gaming issues, including destination casinos, are being discussed by members of the Legislature, but the governor's immediate focus is the future of the Seminole compact," a spokesperson told The News Service of Florida.

Lawmakers are considering an expansion of non-Indian gaming, which could affect the tribe's willingness to share revenues with the state. But no firm plans have been developed.

Get the Story:
Stand-alone casino plan includes deal with Seminole Tribe (The News Service of Florida 2/16)
Weatherford: Gambling overhaul must include Seminole tribe (The Tampa Tribune 2/11)

Related Stories:
Lawmakers debate more Class III games for Seminole Tribe (02/05)

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