Tag Archives: Rick Scott
- Rick Scott’s $3B gambling compact sussed out at its Florida Senate debut
January 21, 2016
It was a rough outing at the Florida Senate for Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal for a $3 billion gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe. On Wednesday, the governor’s policy guru was verbally beaten by senators over the terms of the proposed wide-ranging deal, particularly with question on its possible impact...
- Seminole says government violated compact, intends to keep blackjack
June 26, 2015
The Seminole tribe is playing hardball with Florida legislators over the gambling compact that gives the tribe exclusivity over certain gambling operations in the state. On Wednesday, Seminole Chairman James Billie informed Gov. Rick Scott in a letter titled “notice of commencement of compact dispute resolution procedures” that the tribe would keep...
- Florida may not renew Seminole casino compact
January 14, 2015
A strong possibility has emerged that the state of Florida will not renew a key provision in its gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe, allowing the state to finally update its outdated gaming laws and open new gambling options for other casino operators. The Miami Herald reported that Florida’s lawmakers could...
- Massachusetts casino repeal falls short; Colorado horse racing gets a ‘no’; California tribe’s casino plan gets spurned; Rick Scott re-elected as Florida governor
November 6, 2014
MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and Penn National Gaming can all breathe a sigh of relief. Massachusetts’ expanded gambling law will live on after voters shot down an opportunity to repeal the three-year old law during the recent electorate. The Associated Press reported that voters decided to keep the potential...
- Florida’s failed casino deal with Seminole tribe would have been largest of its kind
September 28, 2014
Florida’s Seminole Indian tribe was willing to guarantee the state government payment of $2b over seven years for the exclusive right to offer roulette, craps and other table games at the tribe’s casinos. The tribe’s negotiations with Gov. Rick Scott over a new tribal gaming compact collapsed this spring after...
- Florida discovers banning internet cafés easier than closing them
April 4, 2014
Florida law enforcement agencies unleashed the Kraken on internet café gambling operations on Thursday, serving 27 warrants in six counties. Florida passed legislation last April banning so-called ‘sweepstakes’ parlors, in which patrons pay for computer time then go online to play a slot machine-like game to determine whether they’ve won...
Florida gambling bill sails through House Committee Vote
March 22, 2017
Bitcoin.Casino domain acquired in $28K record sale
February 27, 2017