Compact Concerns Cramp Florida Lottery Expansion

Broader concerns, including the state’s unfinished compact negotiations with the Seminole Tribe, mean Florida should resist the temptation to generate an additional $1bn a year by allowing its state lottery to operate VLTs and keno-style games, according to an official study.The Florida Lottery’s expansion towards video lottery terminals (VLTs) and keno gaming could raise between $470m and $1bn for state education funds, but would also likely lead to criticism from anti-gambling groups and affect the state’s ongoing negotiations with the Seminole Indian tribe, Florida’s Joint Legislative Auditing Committee was told this week.

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