House advances bill to create new gaming agency
TALLAHASSEE -- As a Florida House committee voted Wednesday to create new state agency to regulate gambling, Gov. Rick Scott asked the Senate to put the brakes on its proposal to bring two resort casinos to South Florida so that the legislation would not interfere with his gambling negotiations with the Seminole Tribe.
As a result, Senate Gaming Committee Chairman Garrett Richter abruptly canceled a scheduled meeting Monday to take up the Senate's gambling bills.
“The governor's office called me and asked if we would slow down the process until we know what the terms of a... read more