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FL Casino Bill Passes, But May Slow

Published: January 11, 2012 3:45 pm ET

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A controversial bill which would see a trio of mega casinos approved for South Florida was supported by a 7-3 committee vote in the state Senate this past Monday. Although, according to a report, even though the bill took a step forward, it may have actually taken a step back.

An article by the Sunshine State News has explained that one of the Senators that voted against the bill, Charles Dean, has characterized the expansion bill (SB 710) as reaching too far and too fast.

Another Senator, John Thrasher, who is also the chair of the Senate Rules Committee, was cited as saying that he has no plan on putting the bill before his committee, which would thus turn out to be a roadblock in the bill's quest to reach the Senate floor.

Senator Thrasher was quoted as saying, “We haven’t had the first indication from the House if they have any interest in this bill yet. So I have a feeling this bill will slow down dramatically until we see some movement, if any, from the House.”

(With files from Sunshine State News)

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