Blackjack is here to stay, our Josh Hafenbrack reports.
He says Gov. Charlie Crist and Florida legislators announced a landmark deal with the Seminoles on Tuesday that will allow the tribe to operate blackjack tables at five Indian gambling facilities, including Hard Rock casinos in Hollywood and Tampa. The tribe will pay the state at least $1 billion over five years.
The deal is all but assured, but still needs approval from the House and Senate, which could be done by next week. The Seminole tribal council will vote to approve it Wednesday in South Florida.