Florida Vegas-Style Casino Bill Dead for Session

Florida Senator Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, who pioneered the chamber’s gaming initiatives the past few years, is withdrawing a proposal to create five Las Vegas-worthy “destination resorts” with full casino gambling in the state, reported the Orlando Sentinel.

Jones’ bill dying is good news to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which has opposed the measure. The tribe operates the only casinos in the state under a five-year, $250-million agreement signed last year. Currently, the tribe holds exclusive rights to offer blackjack and other table games at five of its seven casinos, including the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, as well as Las Vegas-style slot machines at its casinos outside Miami-Dade and Broward counties, reported TampaBay.com.

The proposed bill fell through after Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, attached an amendment to also allow South Florida pari-mutuels to operate as casinos. Pari-mutuels would be able to run table games, craps and slot machines with the same tax rate as future destination casinos, reported the Sentinel.

“I had no interest in that whatsoever,” said Jones, who wanted to attract vacation and convention business to the state, not expand gambling at pari-mutuel sites.

Get the full story here.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Credit Card Identification Number

This number is recorded as an additional security precaution.

americanexpress

American Express

4 digit, non-embossed number printed above your account number on the front of your card.
visa

Visa

3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the of the card immediately following the card account number.
mastercard

MasterCard

3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card.

Enter Your Log In Credentials

Send this to a friend

Hi,
I thought you might find this interesting:
Florida Vegas-Style Casino Bill Dead for Session

URL: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/florida-vegas-style-casino-bill-dead-for-session/