TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- As reported by The Miami Herald: "In a dramatic end to one of the toughest negotiations of the legislative session, House and Senate leaders agreed to a gambling compromise
late Wednesday that allows the Seminole Tribe to keep the games they are are playing and helps its competitors better compete against them.
"Legislators agreed to almost of the provisions sought by the anti-gambling House, including a plan to allow slot machines at the Seminole casinos outside of Miami-Dade and Broward and the exclusive right to banked card games at its Hard Rock complexes in Broward and Hillsborough counties.
"The proposal reduces the tax rate on the seven parimutuel casinos in South Florida and opens the door to additional games for them only through legislative approval and a local referendum.
"But in a major win for the now-closed Hialeah race track, lawmakers agreed to allow it to reopen with card rooms and quarter horse racing and within two years get Class III slot machines..."
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