Florida Governor Charlie Crist saw his first two attempts at striking a deal with the state’s Seminole Indian casinos shot down, but the third time proved the charm. Crist announced a deal today that will allow the Seminoles to offer card games at five of its seven casinos, for which the state will receive $1B+ over the deal’s five-year term. Florida’s jai alai, horse- and dog-racing industries, which had opposed the plan previously, accepted tax breaks and extra operating hours in return for signing off on the deal. Lord knows you don’t want to piss off the jai alai crowd – those balls will fuck you up but good. Read more.
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