Florida Senate Passes Gambling Expansion Bill, but House Remains Opposed

Posted on: mars 11th, 2020 by Webmaster



The Florida Senate has passed a sweeping gambling expansion bill that will spot slot machines at dog and horse racetrack facilities in eight counties outside South Florida.

That likely won’t sit well with voters nor the powerful Seminole Tribe, the latter that will be calling regarding the state to pass legislation that will essentially keep company as usual.

Florida Senate member Bill Galvano, seen here sitting in their chamber that is comfy chair wants to expand gambling in the Sunshine State, but the Seminoles oppose his legislation.

Senate Bill 8, introduced by State Sen. Bill Galvano (R-District 21), would in trade grant the Seminoles’ five casinos with the best to include craps and roulette in addition to blackjack. Additionally, the Seminoles would be allowed to build two additional full-scale casinos in the South Florida that is coveted area.

Not surprisingly, the heavily controlled GOP Senate effortlessly passed SB 8 by a vote of 32-6. ‘SB 8 is a step that is important finalizing a statewide approach that respects all stakeholders, modernizes Florida gaming laws, and maximizes income,’ Galvano said via Twitter.

The tribe disagrees.

The Seminoles are thought to choose maintaining status quo as it pertains to expansion, and a house gaming bill that is been introduced would do just that. Nevertheless the Indian group isn’t too keen on that bill either, as the legislation would need them to give (mer…)

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