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Fla. High Court Says County Voters Can't OK Slot Machines

Law360, Miami (May 18, 2017, 11:42 AM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed denial of a slot machine permit for a Native American-operated racetrack in northern Florida, issuing a key finding that counties across the state lack authority to approve such gambling expansion through local referendums.

The case between horse track owner Gretna Racing LLC, which is controlled by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, and the state Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering was being closely watched because a decision in favor of the Gadsden County-based track could have opened the door to...
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