Authors: Representative Todd Huston
Removes restrictions on where gambling may occur. Authorizes table games at racinos. Changes "riverboat" references to "casino". Repeals statutes specifically concerning riverboats. Repeals the riverboat admissions tax and distribution of admissions tax revenue to municipalities. Repeals the statute limiting the number of slot machines at a racino. Provides that the gaming commission shall not reject an application for a license to operate a casino based on the location of the proposed casino. Repeals language requiring cities and counties to approve ordinances and referenda for riverboat gaming. Repeals language that specifically applies to locations where riverboats currently are located. Repeals language concerning flexible scheduling on riverboats. Provides that a racino is not required to maintain horseracing at the racetrack as a condition of maintaining a license to conduct gambling games. Removes the restriction on the number of slot machines at a racino. Prohibits the gaming commission from considering market and competitive concerns in approving new casino licenses. Removes the riverboat admissions tax revenue from the statute concerning tax credits for property taxes paid on homesteads. Provides that the effective date of this bill is July 1, 2024.