Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Scott
- Legal duel over player-banked games starts in Florida
June 1, 2016
Miami gambling regulators are now at loggerheads with a pari-mutuel operator over the legality of “player-banked card games,” after the latter blames the whole conflict to the alleged attempt of Governor Rick Scott and the Seminole tribe to seal a $3 billion gambling compact. The face-off between Jacksonville Kennel Club,...
- Substitute bill could pave way for Seminole compact, expanded gambling across Florida
February 29, 2016
A 122-page measure could be the key that the Seminole tribe’s $3.1 billion gaming compact to finally move ahead in the Florida Legislature. Filed over the weekend, the “proposed committee substitute” contains revisions to the new gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, according to FloridaPolitics.com....
- Seminole compact inches forward in Florida Senate
February 18, 2016
Gov. Rick Scott’s $3.1 billion gaming compact with the Seminole tribe is finally moving ahead in the Florida Senate—albeit in a different form—which could throw a wrench in the lawmakers’ ability to pass a gambling bill this session. Senate President-designate Joe Negron, R-Stuart, believes “a pure gaming compact won’t pass,”...
- Cue the high-stakes debates: Florida Legislature rolls out gambling bills
February 8, 2016
Let the games begin in the Florida Legislature. State House and Senate members have rolled gambling proposals that could, among other things, potentially allow the Seminole Tribe to add craps and roulette at its casinos, several news outlets reported last week. According to the Associated Press, the House introduced on...
- Florida guv, Seminoles pimp $1.8b resort expansion as reward for okaying compact
February 2, 2016
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe have launched a public relations pitch aimed at garnering support for their $3.1b gaming compact. On Monday, the Seminoles announced a $1.8b expansion plan for their marquee properties in Hollywood and Tampa. The tribe says the expanded venues will create thousands of...
- Florida lawmaker wants to create state gambling commission
December 23, 2015
The news of a $3 billion compact with the Seminole Tribe has prompted a senator in Florida to call for the formation of a state gambling commission. Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, filed a legislation on Monday, proposing a five-member commission to be appointed by the governor. Under the bill,...
Florida gambling bill sails through House Committee Vote
March 22, 2017
Bitcoin.Casino domain acquired in $28K record sale
February 27, 2017
Lawmakers poised to add bitcoin to Florida’s AML law
April 24, 2017