Tribe Takes on Texas in Bingo Parlor Fight
The House has proposed offering the tribe nothing new in exchange for payments to the state totaling $3 billion on the next seven years. The Senate bill is a wide-ranging gambling expansion package that will charge the Seminoles exactly the same fee throughout the same timeline but also for the directly to offer craps and roulette, as well as the blackjack games permitted under the terms of this previous lightweight.
Meanwhile, the right to offer blackjack would expand to parimutuel venues, while slots could be permitted in some states.
Huge Home Compromise
Nonetheless it seems that the House was the first to blink on Wednesday, setting forth several compromise proposals, including one which will allow one new casino in Miami-Dade and grant the Seminoles additional exclusivity on craps and roulette at their seven casinos. that is existing.
Also regarding the dining table was a proposal that allows a cut into the slot machine tax for Seminoles and pari-mutuels if they, in turn, agree to cut the number of slot machines.
These are some pretty big concessions, considering that the home original Continue reading “Negotiators from both chambers met Wednesday to try to thrash a compromise out on their diametrically opposed positions before the May 5 deadline.”