Florida Gambling Deal Appears ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Analyst Says

A veteran observer of the negotiations between the state legislature and the Seminole Tribe of Florida does not expect a deal to be reached on a package of gaming reforms and then passed in Tallahassee before the session ends on March 9.

“This is dead on arrival,” said Robert Jarvis, a law professor and gaming expert at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. “The Senate is very pro-gambling; the House is very anti-gambling and that’s all you really need to know.”

Jarvis said he has seen this dance before with both the House and Senate. 

“It’s just a dance we always go through and we always end up in the same place,” Jarvis told GamblingCompliance. 

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