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Senate advances plan to end live racing, but broader gaming deal remains a long shot

Apr 12, 2021 - The Miami Herald

The Florida Senate moved a step closer to consolidating and updating the state’s gambling regulation Monday as a committee advanced bills to create the Florida Gaming Control Commission and another to end live racing as a condition of operating slot machines and card rooms.

But within minutes of presenting the proposal before the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, SPB 7080 ran into the same hurdles that similar attempts have faced year after year: The owners of a race track warned t...