Gambling Compact Negotiations Making ‘Significant Progress’

Oct 20, 2015

Credit Ian Murphy

The banked card game portion of the state’s gambling agreement with the Seminole Indian tribe has expired. And by the end of the month, the agreement stipulates the tribe is supposed to stop all card games like Black Jack. But it might not have to.

After a long-running stale mate, the state’s negotiations with the tribe appear to be gaining traction. That’s according to Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Orange Park). He’s one of the lawmakers the governor tapped to take point on the talks.

“We’ve made significant progress on the compact negotiations. However, it’s always that last sprint to the finish, there’s always a flurry of activity.”

Any agreement made between the tribe and the governor’s appointees would need to be approved by the legislature.