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

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Both bills seek to bring an end to protracted compact negotiations involving the 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 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 but also for the straight to offer craps and roulette, as well as the blackjack games permitted under the terms associated with the compact that is previous.

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

Huge Home Compromise

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

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

They are some pretty big concessions, considering that the H Weiterlesen