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Case of Gretna Slot Machines to Head to Florida Supreme Court

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 07:24:48-05

GRETNA, FL (WTXL/AP) -- A case involving slot machines at Gretna Racing is now heading to the Supreme Court of Florida.

The 1st District Court of Appeal reversed an earlier decision where it said slot machines could be installed earlier in 2015. 

The court ruled in May that slot machines were allowed because Gadsden County voters approved a referendum authorizing them.

Attorney General Pam Bondi asked for a rehearing. The court this time ruled 2-1 against the owners of the Gretna track.

One reason the outcome was different is because one of the judges who considered the case has retired. He's been replaced by a different judge.

The appeals court asked the Florida Supreme Court to consider the case because of its statewide importance.