Seminole Tribe remains in talks to renew Class III gaming compact

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The Seminole Tribe continues talks to renew its Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida.

Key provisions of the 2010 compact expired at the end of July. The two sides headed into mediation after the tribe accused the state of violating the deal.

A key lawmaker now says talks have proven fruitful. Sen. Rob Bradley (R) told that a new deal stands a "better than 50 percent" of emerging.

“We’re closer now than we were two weeks ago, and we were closer then than the month before,” Bradley, who chairs the committee that oversees the compact, told

Since 2010, the tribe has shared more than $1 billion in revenues with the state in exchange for regional exclusivity.

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