Fla. lawmakers approve Indian gambling bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Seminole Tribe would be able to
keep blackjack at its Tampa and Broward County casinos under a
proposed agreement that's going to Gov. Charlie Crist.

All seven of the tribe's casinos would also be allowed slot
machines under the proposed deal. The Senate passed the bill (SB 788) Friday on a 31-9 vote.

The House later passed it on an 82-35 vote.

The proposed deal calls for the state to receive at least $150
million a year from the tribe, but there's no guarantee the tribe
will accept it.

The deal isn't as good for the Seminoles as the one they signed with Crist in 2007.

The Supreme Court ruled Crist didn't have the authority to sign
that agreement.


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