Florida House to Take Up Bill to Allow Casinos

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Supporters of a plan to bring major casinos to South Florida are finally getting a chance to pitch the proposal to the Florida House.

A House panel will take up a bill to allow three large casinos on Friday. A Senate panel has already approved a version of the legislation but the measure has stalled as senators wait to see if there are enough votes in the House to pass a bill.

But there are now major differences now between the House and Senate bills.

The Senate wants to regulate sweepstakes operations known as Internet cafes. The House is expected on Friday to adopt a provision that would ban them.

The Senate version allows dog and horse track owners in counties with casinos to offer the same type of gambling.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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