Gambling

Disney, Seminoles Sink $10M Into Gambling Issue

May 11, 2018

In a major escalation of their support, Disney Worldwide Services and the Seminole Tribe of Florida each plowed $5 million last month into a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder to expand gambling in the state. 

Scott, Tribe Reach Deal On Gambling Money

Apr 19, 2018

As legislative leaders hold behind-the-scenes talks about revamping the gambling industry, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced a deal that will lead to the Seminole Tribe continuing to pay more than $300 million a year in casino money to the state.

Florida voters could make decisions in the future about casino-style gambling, including slot machines, under a proposed constitutional amendment that will appear on the November ballot.

The “Voter Control of Gambling Amendment,” largely bankrolled by a Disney company and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, would require voter approval for any form of casino gambling, an issue now largely controlled by the state Legislature.

Some greyhound owners and racers are asking state regulators to reconsider a highly unusual decision to decouple slot machines from dog racing.

Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe have reached an agreement about the tribe's “exclusive” rights to offer banked card games such as blackjack, in a move that took the Legislature by surprise.


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