© 2022 WFSU Public Media
WFSU News · Tallahassee · Panama City · Thomasville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Gambling Compact Negotiations Making ‘Significant Progress’

cards.jpg
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.

Follow @Regan_McCarthy

Regan McCarthy is the Assistant News Director for WFSU Public Media. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories.

Phone: (850) 645-6090 | rmccarthy@fsu.edu

Find complete bio, contact info, and more stories here.