Saturday, December 26, 2015
Florida Governor Rick Scott FOR SALE....REAL CHEAP!
"This is a $3 billion compact," he said. "It puts a cap on the Seminole Indian gaming and it limits the expansion of gaming in the state, so this does the right thing."
However, contrary to the governor's promotional comments, the compact would expand tribal gaming by allowing the Seminoles to run new Las Vegas-style games - craps and roulette - in addition to the blackjack and baccarat card games allowed under a previous compact signed by former Gov. Charlie Crist. Under Scott's language, the tribe wouldn't be allowed to build any new casinos.
Between the proposed expansion of tribal gaming and the appearance of the Genting contribution to Scott, many already-skeptical lawmakers are predicting a tough road to legislative ratification of the compact.
"If we're going to talk about revitalizing or changing the compact, let's make sure it's good for Floridians," Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said of crafting a new compact.