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Fla. house gambling bill would not allow casinos

Fla. house gambling bill would not allow casinos
Posted March 4th, 2014 @ 5:42am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida house is saying no to bringing major casinos to south Florida.

Rep. Robert Schenck, R-Spring Hill, and chairman of the house committee looking at gambling, rolled out a comprehensive gambling bill on Monday evening. The lengthy bill calls for an overhaul of how gambling is regulated in the state and would create a statewide gaming commission.

But it does not authorize the creation of two Las Vegas-styled casinos.

A senate proposal, by contrast, would allow casinos in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

The house also plans to pursue a constitutional amendment that would require voter approval for any future expansion of gambling.

Schenck in a statement said his bill would create a “strong gaming commission” and “clean up significant and glaring loopholes in current law.”

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