Florida has seven Indian gaming casinos. Six casinos are owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and one casino is owned and operated by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
The total annual revenuesfrom Indian gaming in Florida is estimated to be $2.5 billion ranking third in the U.S.
Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 18 for poker, 18 for bingo, 21 for sports betting, 18 for horse racing, 18 for the lottery.
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There are three Seminole casinos in Broward County, and one each in Collier, Hillsborough and and Okeechobee Counties. The Miccosukee Tribe owns a casino in Miami-Dade County.
Each casino link below provides details about the casino, the gaming offered, its restaurants, hotel, etc.
1. BROWARD COUNTY
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Seminole Classic Casino
4150 N. State Road 7
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, Florida 33314
2. COLLIER COUNTY
Seminole Casino Immokalee
506 South 1st Street
Immokalee, Florida 33934
3. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
5223 N. Orient Road
Tampa, Florida 33610
4. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Avenue
Miami, FL 33194
5. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Seminole Casino Brighton
Route 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
February 6, 2022
A proposal funded by the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to allow a casino in Jacksonville did not make the 2022 election ballot due to an insufficient number of signatures at the Feb. 1 deadline.
The petition for signatures was 8.7% short. Florida election officials received 814,212 verified signatures against the 891,589 signatures needed to make the Nov. ballot.
Claims of fraudulent signatures have recently been reported by the news media (news story), which prompted Las Vegas Sands to file a lawsuit Monday protesting the disqualification of additional signatures and requesting an extension for the counting process.
February 5, 2022
A ballot initiative petition to authorize sports betting throughout Florida failed to reach the minimum signatures needed by the deadline of Feb 1. Florida election officials received only 514,888 signatures (58%) of the 891,589 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
The ballot initiative was backed by FanDuel, DraftKings and Barstool Sports. It was opposed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Florida voters will likely not have another chance to approve a sports betting measure until the 2024 election.
January 28, 2022
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has attacked the Las Vegas Sands-backed petition drive to expand gambling as fraudulent and a "brazen" violation of state election laws. Now there are reports from Florida election offices of suspected faudulent petitions.
The Florida constitution requires amendment to allow commercial casinos in the state. A voter-approved referendum is required for the amendment. Florida Voters in Charge is the Las Vegas Sands' political group responsible for the petition signature drive to get the referendum on the November 2022 ballot.
January 24, 2022
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Interior Department filed an appeal Saturday against the November court decision that invalidated Florida's 2021 Gaming Compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to operate statewide internet sports betting.
The US District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Florida-Seminole sports betting agreement on Nov. 22, 2021 citing the Interior Department had no authority to approve a compact that allows off-reservation betting.
There are no indications so far as to the arguments the Interior Department intends to present in the appeal.
December 5, 2021
The Seminole Tribe's appeal for a stay ruling for their sports betting compact with Florida was rejected by a District of Columbia appellate court panel late Friday. The court ruled the tribe did not prove it will suffer irreparable harm without the stay.
This latest court decision keeps in place the Nov. 22 ruling of the U.S. District Court in DC that invalidated the gaming compact signed earlier this year between Florida and the Semonole Indians.
A spokesman for the Smeinoles said:
"The Seminole Tribe is aware of today's appeals court decision and is carefully considering the steps it will take as a result. Despite the decision, the Seminole Tribe looks forward to a hearing from the appeals court based on the appeal previously filed by the tribe and an expected appeal by the U.S. Department of Justice."
- Gary Bitner, Seminole Spokesperson
December 2, 2021
Sports betting in Florida ceased last week following a U.S. Circuit Court ruling that invalidates the Seminole-Florida sportsbook compact. The court ordered the suspension of all sports betting operations in the state.
An immediate motion by the Seminoles for a stay was denied by the circuit court.
On Thursday, the Seminoles filed an emergency appeal for a stay to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in DC. If granted, the circuit court's ruling will be placed on hold. However, it is unclear whether the Tribe can immediately its resume sports betting operation while the appellant court reviews an intervention issue that is also appealed by the Tribe. The issue is against the circuit court judge for denying the tribe's motion to dismiss the lawsuit based on tribal sovereignty.
November 28, 2021
The federal judge, who ruled last week the Seminole Tribe's sports betting compact with Florida was illegal, has now rejected a plea from the tribe for a stay on that ruling.
US District Judge Dabney Friedrich issued a 5-page response to explain that a stay is an "extraordinary remedy" for which the Seminoles have not met its requirements nor proven irreparable harm.
Judge Friedrich suggested the Seminoles, Florida and the U.S. Interior Department consider a new gaming compact to remedy the legal issues, mitigate the costs impact, and comply with the U.S. Indian Gaming
November 25, 2021
Within hours Tuesday after a U.S District Court ruling invalidated the Florida sports betting compact, the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida filed a notice of appeal along with a 22-page motion for a stay pending the appeal. The motion for a stay asks Judge Dabney L. Friedrich for a response within 24 hours.
A statement filed with the federal circuit court Tuesday night says:
"The tribe's online sports betting authorized by the compact is now in operation, and is generating millions in revenue per week,. The tribe is using these funds to pay back the development costs for its online sports book, make revenue-sharing payments to the state and fund important tribal programs."
- Marcellus W. Osceola, Tribal Chairman
November 23, 2021
A DC district court judge ruled late yesterday that Florida's gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe is invalid because it violates the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The decision stops the implementation of sports betting in the state and the expanded casino games at Seminole Hard Rock casinos.
Judge Dabney L. Friedrich ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act requires all state-sanctioned gambling occur on tribal land; therefore, the use of servers on tribal land to process bets placed anywhere in the state was unauthorized and "fiction".
"Although the Compact 'deem[s]' all sports betting to occur at the location of the Tribe's 'sports book[s]' and supporting servers... this Court cannot accept that fiction. When a federal statute authorizes an activity only at specific locations, parties may not evade that limitation by 'deeming' their activity to occur where it, as a factual matter, does not."
- Judge Dabney L. Friedrich
The judge ordered Florida "to reinstate the Tribe's prior gaming compact, which took effect in 2010" and suggested a new compact be negotiated for online gaming solely on Seminole lands.
Last week the U.S. Department of Interior submitted a 33-page court document to Judge Friedrich supporting the Florida-Seminole compact and disputing it violates the IGRA.
November 14, 2021
In a U.S. District Court hearing last week, two pari-mutuels challenged the sports betting agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian Tribe. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) does not allow the Seminoles to accept bets placed outside tribal properties.
U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich asked the U.S. Department of Interior to respond to the plaintiff's claim regarding the IGRA. The Department returned a 33-page court document disputing the any violation of the IRGA. The document said:
"Federal defendants contend that for federal law purposes, and consistent with federal law, the online sports betting provisions in the compact reflect a permissible hybrid approach wherein gaming activity that occurs off of the tribe's Indian lands is authorized under state law, and gaming activity that occurs on Indian lands is authorized by IGRA pursuant to the compact."
Gov. DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe signed a 30-year gaming compact last June, which included mobile sports betting. The compact was ratified by the state legislature and passed the U.S. Department of Interior in August.
The Department of Interior also filed a second brief in the No Casino group case stating the 2018 amendment permits tribal compacts without a referendum vote.
October 22, 2021
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two pari-mutuels against the state for granting the exclusive rights for sports betting to the Seminole Tribe. Judge Allen Winsor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida wrote in a 20-page ruling that the plaintiffs lacked legal standing in their case.
The lawsuit was brought by West Flagler Associates and Bonita-Fort Myers Corporation, owners of Miami's Magic City Casino and the Bonita Springs Poker Room, against Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary Julie Brown of Business and Professional Regulations.
This case is the first of three federal lawsuits filed against the sports betting agreement signed last June between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The other two cases are pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
West Flagler Associates and Bonita-Fort Myers Corporation filed one of the DC cases against U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Department of Interior for approving the Florida gaming compact with the Seminoles. The other DC case is filed by No Casinos against Secretary Haaland and the Interior Department charging their violation of a Florida constitutional amendment that requires all new gambling expansions must be approved by state voters.
August 8, 2021
The 30-year sportbetting and gaming compact signed last April between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Nation has cleared the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of Interior. The federal department allowed the 45-day review deadline to expire without action allowing the state-tribe agreemwent to be "considered to have been approved".
"The final approval of this historic gaming compact is a big deal for the State of Florida," Governor Ron DeSantis said in a statement.
In a press release, Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Marcellus Osceola Jr. said, "Today is a great day for the people of Florida, who will benefit not only from a $2.5 billion revenue sharing guarantee over five years, but also from statewide sports betting and new casino games that will roll out this fall and mean more jobs for Floridians and more money invested in this state."
July 25, 2021
Florida's recent gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida has brought millions of dollars in political contributions from out-of-state gaming giants to promote more gaming initiatives on the 2022 election ballot.
The 2022 election issues has attracted major contributions from the following:
Las Vegas Sands wants approval to build casinos in Florida.
FanDuel and DraftKings are promoting their own online sports betting deal for voter approval.
The Seminole Tribe has allocated money to defend the 30-year gaming compact reached with Gov. DeSantis.
West Flagler Associates, owner of Miami's Magic City Casino, wants to expand parimutuel gambling.
June 7, 2021
The new Seminole gaming agreement with Florida is the largest and the most expansive Indian gaming compact ever written in our nation.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Seminole Tribe of Florida will pay Florida $20 billion over 30 years including $2.5 billion in the first five years.
In return the Seminoles will receive:
Exclusive right for all Florida sports betting, craps and roulette.
All sports betting including mobile apps would be hosted on Seminole reservation land.
The Seminoles will pay Florida 13.75 percent of its sports-betting net revenues.
Pari-mutuel operators may contract with the Seminoles for 60 percent of its sports-betting revenue. The tribe will receive 40 percent and pay 10 percent of the pari-mutuel net winnings to the state.
Sports betting will not begin before Oct. 15, 2021.
The Seminole Indians will add sportsbooks, craps and roulette to their casinos.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL will be allowed to add three new casinos on its property.
Some non-tribal casinos will have opportunities to open in other parts of the state including the Trump National Doral golf resort and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.
The agreement was ratified by the Florida Legislature May 19, 2021.
The agreement was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 25, 2021.
The U.S. Department of the Interior must now approve the gaming compact. The department has 45 days from Gov. DeSantis' signing to make that decision.
May 21, 2021
The Florida gambling bill proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida last month has been approved by the Florida legislature. The Senate passed it on a 39-1 vote on Tuesday, and the House followed with a 97-17 vote Wednesday.
The 30-year deal gives the state $2.5 billion in new tax revenues over the first five years and $20 billion over 30 years. The Seminole Tribe will get an amended gaming compact to operate sports betting, craps and roulette in its casinos.
The sports betting provision is expected to draw immediate court challenges.
Because the Florida-Seminoles gaming compact is changed to add sports betting and new table games, the U.S. National Indian Gaming Commission must sign off on the agreements. That process will take two months or more. Sports betting is expected to start around October 15th.
April 28, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a 30-year gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida last Friday to bring sports betting to Florida and expand Seminole gaming in Florida. The state house will now meet May 17 to consider whether or not to approve the deal. The state senate already approved the bill on April 12.
The gambling bill includes the following features:
Florida will receive a guaranteed $2.5 billion over the next five years and $6 billion over the next ten years.
Florida sports betting would be authorized at all Seminole casinos and pari-mutuels (poker cardrooms, horse racing tracks and jai-alai arenas).
The Seminole Tribe will offer online and mobile sports betting apps. The pari-mutuels could partner with the Seminole Indians to offer their own apps and keep a 60% share of the revenue.
Bets can be placed on professional and college sports events, motorsports and Olympic games. Proposition bets will be allowed for professional sports but on college games.
Minimum age for sports betting in Florida will be 21 years old.
Seminole casino will be able to add craps and roulette to their table games.
Seminole Tribe can build three new casinos in the Hollywood, Florida area.
The deal would allow the transfer of casino licenses within the state. Interested parties include the Trump National Doral and the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.
June 12, 2020
South Florida casinos reopened today after a 3-month shutdown. Returning visitors will find significant health and safety changes that restrict smoking, ensure player distancing and limit dining options.
November 07, 2018
Amendment 3, the anti-casinos initiative was approved by Florida voters. Over $24 million was spent by the Seminole Tribe and over $20 million was spent by Disney in support of the measure.
Under the new law the development of new casinos in the future would not be done under the Florida government approval. Instead approval would have to be made from a statewide ballot vote. Regardless of where the casino would be built and regardless of what area the Florida voter resides in, the voters would have a say.
Disney supported the measure to eliminate tourism competition and maintain Florida's family friendly image. The Seminoles also supported the measure to eliminate gaming competition. The law also does not apply to casinos built on tribal land.
Opposed to the measure was the Miami Dolphins. This was due to the possibility of sports betting not being legalized in the state.
August 15, 2018
A constitutional amendment that would change Florida casino laws is being supported by both the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Disney Worldwide Services. This decision on the proposed change would happen this November.
On July 30 both the Seminoles and Disney gave the political committee, Voters In Charge, $10 million to give support in the constitutional amendment that would prevent the future of gaming expansion in the state. As of August 03, the committee had $20 million in cash. Since 2017 over $14.6 million has been contributed by Disney to the group per the released finance records. $11.7 million has been given from the Seminoles. Voters In Charge has received 99 percent of their donations from these two groups.
Voters In Charge is a nonprofit political group. The amount of required signatures needed to place the measure on the November ballot were collected from the group.
The proposed bill is known as Amendment 3. It is also known as The Voter Control of Gambling Amendment. In order for it to pass, 60 percent of the voters would need to be in favor of the measure. Amendment 3 would give the voters the right to authorize and decide on future gaming expansion. The Legislature and the governor would not have as much power over the decision over how many and what types of games would be allowed.
The Seminoles are supporting the amendment in order to prevent slot machines from being installed and operated in eight counties. Currently only Florida tribal owned casinos and casinos in Broward and Miami-Dade counties are the only legal areas for slot machines to be in operation.
$300 million is being paid annually to the state by the Seminoles as part of an arrangement that would prevent other counties from offering slot gaming.
August 10, 2018
Six of the Florida casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida will stop the use of plastic straws.
The change will be put into effect on September 01. The plastic straws will be replaced by drinking straws that are more eco-friendly. Bags that are for to go meals will be replaced by paper bags as well at the Florida casinos. This will occur by the middle of August.
The casinos that will be making these changes are the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, the Seminole Casino Immokalee, the Seminole Casino Immokalee, and the Seminole Casino Immokalee. Also, both Hollywood located casinos. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the Seminole Classic Casino.
Biodegradable containers are currently in use at the restaurants owned by Seminole Gaming. The containers are used for to go food and are reusable and recyclable.
Seminole Gaming and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are striving to make a conscientious effort in their practices of sustainability.
This has been on a trend of other large companies vowing to be more ecofriendly and removing plastic straws and plastic stirrers for drinks.
Starbucks, Marriott International, and Royal Caribbean have also recently made the choice to remove plastic straws. So have tourist destinations like Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Walt Disney World.
All five city commissioners for Hallandale Beach have given approval for a plastic straw citywide ban. On September 05 a second vote will be made on the ban. If approved this will be the first city in Broward County to outlaw plastic straws
April 20, 2018
A new gaming compact has been agreed upon between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe. Under the new compact the state will receive $300 million. The tribe will have exclusive rights to slot machines and table games.
A lawsuit had been ongoing over previous compact. The tribe sued the state over a breach of compact. Florida had allowed for other gaming venues that were not owned by the Seminole's to operate certain games. Last year the state submitted a counter lawsuit against the tribe. The new compact ends the litigation.
After the 2017 lawsuit, the tribe stopped playing the state the taxes that were agreed upon in the previous compact. Instead, the money was placed into an escrow account. Over time, the account grew to $120 million. That money will be paid out as part of the agreed upon $300 million to the state.
The $300 million payment will ensure that the tribe will have exclusive gaming rights. After May 2019, the payments will end. This will take place at the end of the legislative session.
Much of the money that is paid to the state from the gaming revenue funds environmental and education programs. Under the new gaming compact, payments from the tribe will go to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The newly agreed upon gaming compact will be in effect until 2030.
Currently Seminole Hard Rock Casinos are investing over $2.4 billion into two locations. Those expansions are taking place in Hollywood and in Tampa. Construction jobs and permanent positions after the projects are complete will create thousands of jobs.
Voting will take place this November to determine if the state legislature or the residents of Florida should decide on the future of gaming expansion in the state.
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