Florida governor and Seminole Tribe reach gaming deal

The tribe will be allowed to have roulette and craps

US.- The Seminole Tribe and Florida Governor Rick Scott have closed an agreement, the tribe will keep blackjack in their casinos and also be allowed to have roulette and craps in other casinos in the state, while Florida will receive billions in revenues. However, the deal has yet to be ratified by the state legislature.
The deal will start in 2017, and will have status for seven years and it could generate an estimated of US$3 billion in tax revenues for the state. A deal for the Palm Beach county dog track in order to have slot machines for its gamers and the opportunity to develop a new casino in Miami-Dade are also included in the bill.

According to the Governor, this legislature framework could lead to a “stable and predictable gaming environment” for Florida. Scott also expressed: “I have executed this compact after months of collaboration, negotiation and discussion. This compact represents an unprecedented level of cooperation between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including the largest revenue share guarantee in history at US$3 billion, which is three times the prior compact guarantee of US$1 billion.”