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No Casinos: Seminole Compact should limit, not expand gambling

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The day after Gov. Rick Scott announced a new gaming compact deal with the Seminole Tribe, No Casinos head John Sowinski doubled down on his group’s opposition to gambling expansion of any kind. The Seminole Gaming Compact, originally brokered by Gov. Charlie Crist, gave the tribe exclusive rights to banked card games, such as blackjack, in exchange for payments to the state. The exclusivity deal expired and Scott’s new compact, which requires approval from the Florida Legislature, would open the door for a non-tribal casino in…

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