The Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee began a hearing at 1:30 p.m. today on gaming issues, including decoupling and a revised gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe.
We will have reports later today on this blog and on our Website.
This will be the first vote by a Senate committee on gaming issues in this year's regular session, which ends March 11.
On Feb. 9, the House Regulatory Affairs Committee passed a bill that would allow decoupling for Calder Casino & Race Course and for Florida greyhound tracks, quarter horse tracks and harness tracks.
A decoupled pari-mutuel would be able to stop holding live races but still have other gaming such as poker, in-bound simulcasts and (in counties where permitted) casinos with slot machines.