Florida Gambling Legislation Dead for the Year

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The state of Florida has abandoned their fight to update the Sunshine State's gambling laws, as politicians have declared the negotiations for a deal "dead".

The state's legislative session for the year ends on Friday and lawmakers were unable come to an agreement amongst themselves as well as with the Seminole Indian tribe, with whom they've been locked in a dispute for the last several years. The most recent negotiations saw the Seminoles being able to get craps and roulette without paying a huge cash guarantee to the state in exchange for the rights to offer slot machines and blackjack at various racinos throughout the southern part of the state.

The failure of negotiations will see the negotiations between all sides will likely see some gambling disputes settled in court. There are currently cases that will decide whether or not the Miami area can feature slots in betting facilities and whether or not voters can decide whether or not casinos can be expanded in the state.

It appears that the state's gambling disputes will have to wait until next year to be decided.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.