Casinos With Thousands Of Slot Machines Permitted Anywhere In Dade & Broward Under New Agreement With Seminoles

Casinos with slot machines will be permitted to operate anywhere in Miami-Dade and Broward under a new compact agreement between the Seminole Tribe and the state of Florida.

Potential sites for the new casinos include downtown Miami, the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, and former President Trump’s resort in Doral.

Licenses currently in use at parimutuel facilities in both Miami-Dade and Broward will be permitted to be transferred anywhere within the county, according to the terms of the deal. There are currently eight such facilities, with four each in Dade and Broward.

In addition, one of the Broward licenses will be allowed to be transferred to Miami-Dade, up to 15 miles away from its current location. That would allow Fontainebleau owner Jeff Soffer to transfer a license from the Big Easy in Hallandale Beach, which he also owns.

Soffer’s license transfer is not a done deal however. A separate parimutuel bill will be required in order to permit the move, and it may be harder to achieve, according to the Herald.

Gambling will also be expanded at the Seminole’s Hard Rock Guitar Hotel in Broward as part of the deal, with the tribe expected to build a new casino there under the new agreement.

The Seminoles will also be permitted to exclusive rights to add craps and roulette at its casinos, including in Broward.

Sports betting is the headline of the deal, with the tribe getting exclusive control of the market statewide. In return for the sports betting and casino expansion, the tribe agreed to payments to the state of a minimum of $500 million per year.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the new deal with the tribe on Friday.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Just what Miami & South Florida needs to attract more Tech & Finance firms from SF & NYC and shed the negative stereotypes of the region. Incredible!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The headline must read “Seminoles bribe the Government to the tune of USD 500 million a year to exclusively control Sports Betting, roulette and craps in Florida”

Anonymous
1 month ago

that sounds very racist to me bucko

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am sure everything is Racist to you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

hahahaha. U are just jealous of our sexy, beautiful, happy nature.
hahahahahaha.
We only laugh at this remark. When you are proud of what you are, who cares what others think of you

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, really… who cares about color?
We are Cubans
No matter what color. We thankfully don’t have that hang up

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Cubans don’t have that hang up?

Okay….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ok boomer.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Those are just Dominicans.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’m not saying I agree with the statement, but claiming racism is a stretch there. On what grounds? You play that card too many times and you water down legitimacy in calling out comments that are actually racist. Plus you fuel the fire for people to make –actual racist– comments like in this thread.

Anonymous
1 month ago

have you read the little boy who called wolf.
Nothing was said about any race at all.
Safe that for when something is in fact racist. otherwise no one will ever listen to you.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Terrible preemption of local government zoning.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah… ain’t it great?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just as I thought.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great intervention on preserving our freedom from overreaching local governments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tallahassee GOP is becoming a dictatorship

Anonymous
1 month ago

Terrible

Anonymous
1 month ago

Only in your eyes.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Gamblers are happy and Gentings bet played out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great.. now hopefully we’ll finally see that Hotel and Convention Center being built.

Afi K. James
1 month ago

yes and it will be so nice and of course SEMA miami style.

Anonymous
1 month ago

yeah, I’ll bet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I dont think so. Genting won’t be to thrilled. They were hoping for the one of three Destination Resort licenses proposal from a few years ago.

Genting wanted high end gaming with table games, not a deal for a bunch of dopey slot machines along with restrictions limiting Craps, Poker, Blackjack, Paigow, Baccarat, etc.

POLO
1 month ago

I hope Genting will eventually get his world class casino, and NOT cheap slot machines casinos all over South Florida.

Afi K. James
1 month ago

it’s coming very soon.

iFlyMIA
1 month ago

Says who?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The F–KER, DONALD J TRUMP!!!

Playedthegame
1 month ago

Man let it go already.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you DeSantis and Republicans – this will bring in more tax revenue and business opportunities for the area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank Trump! Typical country club republicans have been the main ones standing in the way of this for decades. They’re all shit, but now that Trump is out and back at his resorts he wants gambling at Mar a lago. Glad its happening, and glad he did it, but fuck the republican party

Anonymous
1 month ago

TDS and lying

Anonymous
1 month ago

For eight years I bet you didn’t care about rightwingers having the same “Obama Derangement Syndrome” and the way Fox News kept up their lying ways?

Anonymous
1 month ago

WHAT THE F–K!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You were probably fifteen when Obama left office.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ And I bet you really believe Trump when he said “the Democrats stole the election from me.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

With only a modicum of knowledge about politics, you’d know that “Country Club Republican” does not apply to Trump.

The political banter here is Level 1 on a 10 scale.

If you guys could agree to read 3 books on the subject matter before commenting on politics again, I’m sure we wouldn’t have to read your comments for a few years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What you smoke buddy?

Anonymous
1 month ago

really…
these people can’t get rid of their damn politics…
For God’s sake

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you DeSantis and the Republicans for taking it without KY!!! IT HURTS!!!

Azarius
1 month ago

I really like this bill, except for the monopoly on sports betting. I think this will really open up Miami to more tourists staying longer while they go in cruises (once they start back up) and generating more development downtown around the new casinos!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bring liberty and freedom to everyone.
If you don’t gamble, don’t go but casinos should be here for those who enjoy it.
That choice shd be for everyone

Anonymous
1 month ago

I saw a casino manager giving a tour to a news crew on tv.
“These are the slot machines. People put money in the front, and we take it out of the back.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did you also notice that he didn’t say “WE MAKE PEOPLE put money in the front, and we take it out of the back?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Slot machines are the lamest form of gambling. I’m fine with a classy establishment with a dress code and a card table, But after reading the article, under what logic is Genting going to build five 60 story luxury buildings and fill them with high rolling tourists that are itching to drop quarters in a slot machine. Resorts World is going to have to figure out a different attraction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look at the Vegas crowds that play the slot machines all day. The epitome of high culture and sophistication!

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s the point. The Destination Resort Plan from before was great. But all the Carnival Cruise, Luxury retailer, and Covention Center lobbyists mobilized to kill a great plan.

Now this inferior plan, with degenerate-magnet slot machines insures that Genting isnt sinking $2B into that beautiful Arquitectonica project on the bay.

Total missed opportunity.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bad idea. Now all of Miami will look like South Beach, trash and crime.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha… boy, you’re one blind loony if you don’t think mainland Miami doesn’t have more crime and trash than south Miami Beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great.. something that was sorely missing in Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yep.. It should elimiate some of the same ho-hum-ness that’s been plaguing this town.

Anonymous
1 month ago

bet you the bleach-drinker is behind this!

Anonymous
1 month ago

One day soon you’ll be able to place that bet at a world class Miami casino.

Anonymous
1 month ago

horrible idea.

Anonymous much better than this pomo crap
1 month ago

Babylon Beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

when will prostitution be legal?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tired of going to jail huh?..

Anonymous
1 month ago

start your lobbying and your contributions…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hopefully never! If you have to pay to get a woman you don’t know! You don’t deserve one. You’re a sad excuse to the male race!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell that to Charlie Sheen.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Charlie sheen has AIDS. What a role model!

Anonymous
1 month ago

O.K SIMP.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The male race…. Is that like the Black sex?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why so judgmental ?
It’s not your ass or your cash !

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lot of money under the table how can I become a politician

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why do the Seminoles have to control the gambling in Florida we are the ones that pay the taxes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ron DiSaster, what Trump wants, Trump gets!

Anonymous
1 month ago

These deals with the indians have been happening decades before desantis, hush with your TDS

Afi K. James
1 month ago

Thank you, f*** the dems anyways, i hope 2022 will be their demise and they know it and don’t care, even though the gop is no better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s been the democrats who’ve been trying to get stuff like this in Miami approved since day one. Republicans are one’s who put the issue of having casinos in Miami to a statewide vote and it was mostly Florida’s Republican voters who fought to keep casinos out of Miami. It’s the Republicans who’re always bragging about Florida being a “RED” state, not the Democrats.

Now Afi, deal with the changes or move.. the choice is yours.

Anonymous
1 month ago

THIS ISN”T CUBA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who are you talking to?

Anonymous
1 month ago

yes, it is

Anonymous
1 month ago

oye Mama in my country mira mira papi

Afi K. James
1 month ago

Wrong you son of a b****, the dems are gonna lose next year and there’s a f***in thing you can do to stop them.
even though the gop is crap too, both parties are trash and you are d*** head sheep.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I remember when Democraps were for war and segregation, and more recently, bankrupted Miami in 1996.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Unfortunately for you, the Republicans keep getting dumber and dumber and ever more radical.

Anonymous
1 month ago

F—k you, the tide is changing, and all the repression the Republican Party is doing to stop the inevitable won’t work.

I bet you never wear a mask, and will never get vaccinated. It’s another Guyana in the making. Insted on Jim Jones, it’s Donald Trump giving you the Kool-Aid

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think you mean the supposed Vice President, who only got as far as she did from sucking off Willie Brown, who was actually a Jim Jones disciple who never disavowed him?

Afi K. James
1 month ago

yep, the dems are gonna be done soon, when summer and hurricane season comes, that’s when s*** really hits the fan

Anonymous
1 month ago

WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THESE PEOPLE ASAP!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

What people are you talking about?

Anonymous
1 month ago

yes, go ahead and play the double standard. I thought you guys were all about inclusion, acceptance and tolerance. Everyone is noticing your true colors….

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, can’t bash Trump because you got what you wanted via rigging him out of office, so bashing somebody who didn’t lock down the state for months is the next manufactured outrage?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anti-Casino noises

Anonymous
1 month ago

Only hope that a true high end resort casino happens with full table games including craps and not just slot machines/videos.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its called the hardrock

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Hardrock does not have craps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

plus it’s in the boondocks.
Who wants to go all the way to I75 to gamble?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s on 441 Magellan

Anonymous
1 month ago

Read the article. Hard Rock will have craps, Genting cannot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The only saving grace is no new licenses.. only movement of existing licenses to other locations if I understood correctly.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Welp, like the old saying goes, you have to first “break a few eggs to make an omelet.”

Flymia
1 month ago

Great Free Market economy…… Just open it up to all. This is government restricting the free market.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Terrible De Santis is the worst , he just care about about his friends, so corrupted

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

Lawsuits are coming. Just a matter of time. Not for or against the suits. Just saying…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Genting’s Casino on Herald property WILL NEVER LOOK LIKE THAT. That design is too outrageous and too iconic to ever be built in Miami. Maybe Vegas…maybe.

Afi K. James
1 month ago

Your wrong, it’s time for a new era.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How is it that the Seminole tribe has such a stranglehold over the State of Florida’s gambling industry? Is it all about money?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hahaha now all the tech firms will run to relocate in miami. Loosers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They didn’t go to Vegas.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow! What happened to the people’s vote? We voted it down so many times !! Egregious!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well you see, some grownups in Florida’s government finally woke up and realized that too many lounge lizards in this state were deciding where other grown people can’t go and what they can’t do with their own money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t think small breasted women should be allowed to vote.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Was in love with a small breasted woman once. She had small breast but some excellent “p….”

Anonymous
1 month ago

How can Big Gov override what the citizens of South Florida have fought for decades, with one fell swoop of the pen.? When are we residents going to rise up? This will not attract Big Tech. or Big anything. Have you been to Vegas lately? There are no words….

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ve been to Vegas. I dont like their Cruise Ships much, And the Scuba Diving scene isnt great either. But that’s just me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ha,Ha,LMAO