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Seminole casino workers to lobby lawmakers

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Workers at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are taking a field trip to Tallahassee on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Seminole Tribe of Florida. More than 100 of them, including table games dealers, will be asking lawmakers to approve the new Seminole Compact and save their jobs. On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott met with tribal leaders in South Florida, where he was told up to 3,700 current casino employees could lose their jobs if the Compact isn’t…

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Florida Chamber, Restaurant Association call for extending Seminole Compact

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Two major pro-business groups, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association are calling for renewal of the gambling agreement between state lawmakers and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In a television ad released today, Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, urge the state to extend the Seminole Gaming Compact. An essential portion of the Compact, which allows blackjack…

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Florida TaxWatch study: Losses to other state taxes reduces state revenue from Seminole Gaming Compact

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Any revenue paid to the state through a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be significantly offset by direct losses in other state revenues due to the increased spending on gaming, according to one of the conclusions of the a Florida TaxWatch report, How Much Revenue Will the Seminole Gaming Compact Provide For Florida?: An Analysis of the Impact on Other Tax Sources. The report examines the revenue side of the compact as currently written. In addition…

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