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United Florida Horsemen “relieved” Session ends without decoupling

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The United Florida Horsemen said they were “relieved” the 2016 Legislative Session ended without lawmakers approving decoupling for Florida pari-mutuels. “Even though decoupling as part of the Seminole Gaming Compact legislation was declared ‘dead’ last Friday, March 4, a hostile decoupling amendment had been quietly filed the same day to HB 1187 and later to SB 1050 this week,” the group said in a Friday email. Decoupling removes race requirements for state pari-mutuels to run card rooms and slot machines,…

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