$211k Seized From Illegal Gambling Ring In Florida

Sheriff casino raid

Lake County, FL. – Just down the road from the most magical place in the world, authorities are wheeling off more than 170 gaming machines and over $211,000 in seized assets from illegal gambling houses. Earlier this month, detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department successfully raided four illegal gambling operations in conjunction with the … Read more

Push For Fontainebleau Hotel Casino Falls Short Of Support

Fontainebleau Hotel

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis supported proposed legislation moving slot machines from Hollywood (Broward County) to the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. However, the bill was dropped due to a lack of support.  Real estate billionaire and South Florida resident Jeffery Soffer possesses two gambling licenses for the former dog track in Hollywood, FL. The track … Read more

DeSantis Signed Law Giving Tribes More Casino Gambling Options 

Desantis signs bills

Last year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law an expansion to the state’s tribal compact, giving FL. Tribes have the option to host sports betting, craps, and roulette.  The plan was initially delayed by two pari-mutual companies that took action by asking the state Supreme Court to intervene. The case was eventually rejected, allowing the … Read more

Sportsbooks At Florida Casinos Facing Backlash For Offsite Betting

Florida Hard Rock Casino

The state of Florida launched domestic and online sports betting in 2023 after years of back-and-forth legal actions presented by its competitors. Now that sports betting has been granted by the state’s supreme court solely to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, their rivals are going after a loophole that allows offsite sports betting. The state compact, … Read more

State-Tribal Compact In Jeopardy Of Potential Supreme Court Decision

US Supreme Court

A federal lawsuit has once again been brought against Florida for the 2021 compact that grants sole proprietorship of domestic sports betting to the Seminole Tribe.  Once again, two pari-mutuel companies have brought legal action against the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe for the 2021 gambling compact. However, this time, the two companies … Read more

Florida Casinos Now Offer Sports Betting, Craps & Roulette

Florida casino compact

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has been granted permission to include sports betting, roulette, and craps at all tribal-owned casinos throughout the sunshine state.  Several celebrities lined up to support Florida sports betting and to signify the start of domestic sports gambling. Several celebrity guests included Jon Bon Jovi, Sofia Vergara, Mike Tyson, and Dewayne Wade. The … Read more

FL Casinos Fumble Sports Betting For Start Of NFL Season

Florida sports fumble

If you recall, domestic sports betting in Florida was legal back in 2021. However, action was halted after just a few weeks. That’s because the reworked Florida-Seminole gambling compact allowing sports betting at the latter’s various FL properties was found lacking in District Court. And even though the federal DC Court of Appeals eventually overturned … Read more