Governor Scott, Seminole Tribe Close to Making New Deal
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is close to reaching a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
A person close to the negotiations says the Scott administration is reaching out to legislative leaders to discuss holding a May special session to consider the compact. The person requested anonymity because the person isn't authorized to discuss the deal.
A spokeswoman for Senate President Don Gaetz confirmed that Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera met this week to discuss the proposed deal but wouldn't share details.
A Seminole spokesman said they wouldn't comment.
The Seminoles and Florida reached a deal in 2010 to give the Seminole exclusive rights to have blackjack and other table games at three Broward County casinos and others in Immokalee and Tampa. Part of that deal expires in 2015.
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