State Legislators Looking To Pass Long-Sought After Gambling Bill

Florida legislators may hold a special session in April if a long sought-after agreement on gambling can be reached.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Sen. Bill Galvano said Thursday that legislators are holding private talks about the state's existing deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. 

The tribe operates several casinos in the state.

The deal is structured in such a way that there's a chance that the tribe could end payments to the state. If that happened, Florida could lose as much as $400 million in the coming year.

Legislators tried to reach a deal during this year's session, but negotiations fell apart. 

Legislators have had trouble the last few years passing a gambling bill due to squabbles among different gambling interests.

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