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Compact delayed, meeting set for Monday

In spite of their self-imposed deadline of Sept. 30, Gov. Charlie Crist and Seminole Tribe of Florida negotiators have scheduled a meeting to work out final details of their gambling compact for Monday.

The latest draft of their draft agreement sets the Sept. 30 deadline for the parties to sign the deal, and gives the legislature until Oct. 31 to approve it. But with the House continuing to resist any expansion of gambling into banked card games, sources say the governor has slowed down the talks, hoping to find some middle ground.