Decoupling Again Under Consideration In Florida Senate

A trio of gaming bills are scheduled to be heard Monday by Florida’s State Senate Regulatory Industries Committee, reports the Miami Herald. The legislation would decouple live racing and jai-alai at the most of Florida’s gaming venues and create a new gaming commission.

Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, has been unable to reach a gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida this season, and could be using this legislation as a “Hail Mary pass” as the end of the session approaches.

“Decoupling and a gaming commission are two things the Tribe is not opposed to and we think they are important,” Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, chair of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, told the Miami Herald. “We hope the governor and Tribe will come together and resolve their issues in the next 72 hours to a week and we’ll have some new progress.”

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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