Destination casino effort is dead in Florida

06:21 PM 03 Feb 2012 NZDT
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A controversial bill to bring three destination casinos to Florida is dead. House sponsor Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, withdrew the bill before it even came to a vote, simply saying he hoped to "continue the conversation" about the issue and the direction the state should take in gambling.

House Rules Chair Gary Aubuchon immediately put out a press statement saying that the bill will not be heard by other committees or taken directly to the full House. "As long as I am the Chairman of the House Rules Committee, this bill will not be withdrawn from any committees and is dead for this year" said Aubuchon in the release.

By Kathleen HAUGHNEY

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