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Seminole Tribe failed to reach new Class III gaming compact

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The Seminole Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) failed to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact but talks are likely to resume later this year.

The two parties started negotiations earlier this year. News reports at one point indicated a deal was imminent but nothing happened before lawmakers ended their session in May.

“I don’t think anybody thumbed their noses at anybody else, but I know it was unsuccessful,” Barry Richard, an attorney who represents the tribe, told The Tampa Tribune.

Talks are likely to resume after the November election -- Scott is seeking a second term in office. The compact is due to expire in mid-2015.

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Gaming talks with Seminoles likely stuck until November vote (The Tampa Tribune 8/3)

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