9/8/2009

Florida lawmakers should make sure they get the best deal possible as they negotiate with the Seminole Indian casinos, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune editorial board writes. The state Legislature earlier this year passed a bill that allows Gov. Charlie Crist to renegotiate an agreement that would allow the tribe to offer Class III games at casinos in exchange for a payment to the state. The board urged lawmakers to carefully scrutinize the tribe's pledge to share up to 25% of its net revenue with the state. The proposal also calls for Florida to prohibit additional expansion of gambling.

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