Bill would allow Seminole resorts to offer craps and roulette, and add table games at racetracks while cutting tax rate
Florida Senate has introduced a gaming expansion bill that would allow the
Seminole resorts to offer craps and roulette, and in exchange for a full roster
of table games the tribe would pay $400m a year.
proposal would also allow Broward and Miami-Dade racetracks to have blackjack,
no-limit poker, and a lower tax rate (from 50% to 35%) and let Jai-alai
frontons and racetracks across Florida to have slot machines.
Senate Regulated Industries committee could hold a first vote on the matter
the House backs a proposal that would no longer allow the Seminole Tribe to
operate table games at its casinos but would get the exclusive right to operate
slots outside of South Florida in exchange for $100m a year to the state.
Gaming expansion proposed in Florida
March 25, 2009