Fla. House, Senate seek deal on Indian casinos

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The House and Senate took a step closer
to a deal on a proposed Seminole Indian gambling agreement.

The Senate is no longer pushing to give the tribe full-blown
casinos with craps and roulette, but would still allow blackjack
and other card games at the Seminoles' casinos in Broward County
and Tampa.

The card games wouldn't be allowed in smaller casinos in
Immokalee, Big Cypress and Brighton.

The House has opposed allowing blackjack at Seminole casinos.
The two sides began meeting Wednesday to work out differences in
their proposals.

The Senate proposal would also allow horse and dog tracks and
jai-alai frontons to install slot-like video machines if the tribe
doesn't have casinos in the same county and if voters approve.

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