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Seminole Tribe of Florida Negotiates New Casino

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February 16, 2014

There is a possible plan for a stand alone casino to be developed in the southern part of Florida. Leaders of the Senate and House are working on the plan. Gov. Rick Scott has been working on an agreement with the Seminole Tribe to build the casino. The plan would have to be approved by state voters.

The compact with the tribe and the state is being reviewed. However there are issues that may effect the possible casino. One of them being the future of destination casino resorts. The current compact is set to end the middle of next year.

Since the 1990's, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has campaigned to developed casinos in Tampa and Broward County. Past Governor, Charlie Crist, made a contract with the tribe giving them the right to operate slot machines and certain table games for 20 years. In return, the tribe would pay the state over 5 years $1 billion. However they were allowed to cancel their agreement if areas outside of the Miami-Dade and Broward counties also began operation of gaming machines.

This deal was made in 2010.

The next legislative session begins March 4 and will last 60 days. The Seminoles are hopeful to finalize the new compact within this time. However, the last agreement took 5 years for all sides to approve.

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