The Seminole Tribe of Florida has officially announced their plans to expand casino games in the state based on the Gaming Compact signed and approved in 2021. This announcement comes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt to block the implementation of the Compact on October 25.
The expansion will include the introduction of craps, roulette, and sports betting at all six Seminole Casinos in Florida, with star-studded celebrations planned for December to mark the occasion. Marcellus Osceola Jr., Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, expressed gratitude towards the state and federal government for defending the Compact, describing the legal victory as historic.
Governor Ron DeSantis also praised the initiative, stating that it will create jobs, increase tourism, and provide added revenue for the state. He emphasized the positive impact of the historic Gaming Compact and looked forward to its full implementation.
The public launch of craps, roulette, and sports betting is scheduled for December 7 at the Seminole Casinos in South Florida, with subsequent launches at other locations in the following days. The expansion is expected to create over 1,000 new jobs, according to Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International, marking a historic milestone for Florida’s gaming industry.
The Seminole Tribe’s new initiative is anticipated to have a significant economic and social impact on the state, positioning Florida as a major player in the global gaming industry. With the expansion of casino games and the job opportunities it brings, the Seminole Tribe and the state of Florida are poised to enter a new era in gaming.