Federal officials defend Florida’s Seminole Tribe online sports betting deal
The U.S. Department of the Interior has fired back against allegations that a deal giving the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting in Florida violates federal law, pointing to a decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to allow the tribe to accept bets from throughout the state.
Florida sports betting compact comes under court scrutiny
A Washington, D.C.-based judge gave the U.S. Department of Justice until Tuesday to explain whether a sports-betting provision in the deal between the Seminoles and Florida is in keeping with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which lays out the framework for tribal gambling.
Seminoles Try to Block Rival Gambling Proposals
After nailing down a deal that gave it control over sports betting in the state, the Seminole Tribe is trying to clinch its status as Florida’s “800-pound” gambling gorilla by squashing two proposed constitutional amendments backed by potential competitors.
Trump Casino Miami? Florida gambling bill raises possibility
Trump doesn’t own any of those, but could buy one and move the license to his Trump National Doral property. Even though Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are close allies, any bill would face opposition from other tourism and gambling interests. Armando Codina said gambling revenue would be siphoned to Tallahassee, while leaving Doral, Miami Beach and Miami to deal with the increased crime and social problems casinos would bring. “When it comes to my opposition to casino gambling, there are no parties,” Codina said.
There’s an entire month dedicated to gambling awareness -- here’s what it’s all about
Problem Gambling Awareness Month is held each March to raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and recovery services available for those who are adversely affected by gambling. “The purpose of the month is to help people have the conversation about problem gaming,” said Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. Florida Lottery wants to ensure its players know the benefits of playing responsibly, and help them to do so. The Florida Lottery stands by its commitment to building responsible gaming best practices into all aspects of its operations. If you believe you have a problem, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 800-662-4357.
A whole ‘lotto’ changes are coming for Floridians, and we think you’ll like them
You’re in luck, because the Florida Lottery has introduced a new version of the state’s flagship draw game, Florida Lotto. Players will have bigger prizes and better overall odds of winning this new version of Florida Lotto. (Provided by the Florida Lotto)So, what else can you expect to see with the new version of Florida Lotto? A Florida Lotto ticket has also increased from $1 to $2. So, are you trying to be one of the 1,000 millionaires created thanks to Florida Lottery?