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Casino Bill Appears Headed For House Defeat

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A bill that could bring three mega resort casinos to South Florida appeared doomed in the House Thursday, as backers struggled to cobble together a minimum eight-vote majority on the committee that will consider the controversial legislation on Friday.

If the bill fails to get out of the committee, it "is dead,'' said Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, the bill's House sponsor in the House, leaving casino supporters to have to wait until next year to get it approved by the Legislature.

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