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

Donnerstag, März 12th, 2020



Tribe Takes on Texas in Bingo Parlor Fight

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

Your house has proposed offering the tribe nothing new in exchange for payments to the state totaling $3 billion on the next seven years. The Senate bill is a wide-ranging gambling expansion package that will charge the Seminoles the same fee throughout the same timeline but for the right to offer craps and roulette, as well as the blackjack games permitted under the terms of this compact that is previous.

Meanwhile, the right to offer blackjack would expand to parimutuel venues, while slots will be allowed in a few states.

Huge Home Compromise

But it seems that the home ended up being the first ever to blink on Wednesday, setting forth several compromise proposals, including one that allows one new casino in Miami-Dade and grant the Seminoles additional exclusivity on craps and roulette at their seven existing casinos..

Also in the dining table was a proposal that allows a cut into the slot machine tax for Seminoles and pari-mutuels if they, in turn, agree to cut the number of slot machines.

They are some pretty concessions that are big given that the House originally demanded no gambling (mehr …)