Seminole Gaming Compact

Ted Murphy

The Senate took its turn talking gaming Wednesday. Lawmakers in the Senate Regulated industries committee passed a measure that would ratify a gambling agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian tribe along with a larger gaming measure.

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Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Florida is halfway through its legislative session. But the House and Senate have a lot to do before they leave the Capitol.

Michal Parzuchowski

In an effort to promote a proposed gaming agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian Tribe, Gov. Rick Scott and representatives from the tribe met Monday. The group discussed the benefits of the compact, which include more money and more jobs, as well as a chance to retain the jobs the Seminole casinos currently provide.

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Steven Depolo

Florida Governor Rick Scott has hammered out a gaming agreement with the Seminole Indian tribe. The deal includes new games for the tribe and more money for the state. 

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Steven Depolo

The group “No Casinos” is imploring the governor to stop any gambling expansion connected to efforts to renegotiate a gaming agreement between Florida and the Seminole tribe. The group sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott Wednesday.

Florida officials are asking the Seminole Tribe when it plans to end card games at its casinos.  The tribe wants to have a mediator intervene, and the fight could be headed to court.