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Lawmakers still seeking answers on future of gambling in Florida

Lawmakers still seeking answers on future of gambling in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Despite a 708-page study and two public workshops under their belts, state senators haven’t yet reached a ‘eureka’ moment over the future of gambling in Florida, according to the Senate’s Gaming committee chair.

“It’s like succotash,” said Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples — they’ve heard a little bit of everything.

“I don’t have any sense that the committee has developed, at this point, any united front on a solution,” he told reporters on Monday after the latest committee meeting.

“I never thought that the job was going to be easy,” he added. “I never thought the solution was going to jump up and be obvious, and I think that this committee is going to have to work hard … It is going to be a challenge.”

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