Negotiators from both chambers met Wednesday to try to thrash a compromise out on their diametrically opposed positions before the May 5 deadline.



Tribe Takes on Texas in Bingo Parlor Fight

Negotiators from both chambers met Wednesday to try to thrash a compromise out on their diametrically opposed positions before the May 5 deadline. Both bills seek to bring an end to compact that is protracted between the state and the Seminole tribe, which owns the Hard Rock Resort brand and operates seven casinos in Florida.

The home has proposed offering the tribe nothing new in exchange for payments to the state totaling $3 billion over the next seven years. The Senate bill is a wide-ranging gambling expansion package that could charge the Seminoles the exact same cost over the same timeline however for the directly to offer craps and roulette, as well as the blackjack games permitted under the terms associated with compact that is previous.

Meanwhile, the directly to offer blackjack would expand to parimutuel venues, while slots could be permitted in a few states.

Huge House Compromise

However it seems that your house had been the first to ever blink on Wednesday, setting forth several compromise proposals, including the one that will allow one new casino in Miami-Dade and grant the Seminoles additional exclusivity on craps and roulette at their seven casinos. that is existing.

Also on the table had been a proposal that will allow a cut into the slot machine tax for Seminoles and pari-mutuels if they, in turn, agree to cut the true number of slots.

They are some pretty big concessions, considering that your house orig Continue reading “Negotiators from both chambers met Wednesday to try to thrash a compromise out on their diametrically opposed positions before the May 5 deadline.”