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A Step Closer to Black Jack

September 14th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Negotiations to bring Black Jack, Poker, and Slots to Seminole Indian reservations are on track. Governor Charlie Crist says the Tribe and the State are getting closer to an agreement every day. The negotiations call for the state to receive 50 million dollars up front and at least 100 million a year for the life of the deal. In exchange for the money, the state is promising the Tribe the exclusive right to have the games.

“We are negotiating in good faith we want to do what’s right for the future of Florida, says the Governor. “We want to make sure if the Federal Government is making us do this; that the tax payers don’t loose bias on negotiating, so that’s why we are negotiating.”

The Governor doesn’t need legislative approval to cut a deal with the
Tribe, but he will need legislative authority to earmark the gambling
money for schools.

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