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State to Use Profits From Slots to Fund Schools

January 05, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law a measure allowing Las Vegas-style slot machines in four Fort Lauderdale-area betting sites.

The move ends a long battle between gambling opponents and advocates. The state will receive 50% of the machines' profits and must spend the revenue on public schools.

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