Florida Senate seeks more gambling for tribe, tracks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Seminole Tribe casinos could soon offer roulette and craps, while dog tracks, horse tracks and jai-alai
frontons across Florida could expand gambling.

The Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Wednesday quickly passed two gambling bills that would let the Seminoles add more'games at its Hard Rock casinos and other sites, while letting'tracks in South Florida add blackjack tables.

Dog and horse tracks outside of Broward and Miami-Dade counties would be allowed to put in video-lottery machines that resemble Las Vegas-styled slot machines.

Sen. Dennis Jones, a Treasure Island Republican and sponsor of
both bills, says the state could receive roughly $1 billion for
education if lawmakers pass both measures.

But so far House Republicans are opposed to expanding gambling that much.


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