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Seminole gaming compact signed into law

April 29, 2010 12:16AM

Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a senate bill finalizing a 20-year
compact between Florida and the Seminole Tribe. The deal could bring
the state almost $7 million, and would allow Class III gaming like
blackjack and roulette, but exclusively for Seminole casinos. Five of
the tribe’s seven Florida casinos will offer the games. The original
deal Crist signed with the Seminoles was rejected by the Florida
Supreme Court in 2007. Sen. Dennis Jones recently said the compact would not affect proposals for South Florida casinos such as those made by the Las Vegas Sands Group last month. [SFBJ]