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Maria Lorts Sachs

Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill

Palm Beach slots added to gambling bill

Palm Beach County inched closer toward becoming slot-friendly on Monday. Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, told fellow members of the Senate Committee on Gaming that she is amending a sweeping bill that would add two casino resorts to South Florida. She wants the six counties that have recently passed nonbinding referendums for slots to be permitted to join Broward and Miami-Dade counties in offering them at dog tracks, horse tracks and jai-alai frontons. “I’ve been doing some serious thinking, and I bet on this great state of Florida,” she said. “And I’m very proud to represent counties that have done very well with pari-mutuels.” The counties in...

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