Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Florida Senate Committee Holding Hearing on Gaming Issues

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.  
--Jim Freer

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