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Charlie Crist says he backs destination casino resorts in Florida

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Las Vegas-style casinos near Florida’s beaches sound pretty good to Gov. Charlie Crist – who said Thursday gambling could mean a tourism and revenue bonanza for the state. Crist, who signed a long-sought Seminole gambling compact earlier this month, told Sun Sentinel reporters and editors he supports destination, resort-style casinos in Florida. In Tallahassee, Las Vegas gambling executives began making a push for such facilities this spring, promising multi-billion facilities if the state would give them a low tax rate and…

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