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 day 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 day ago

Lol!!!!

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

that sounds very racist to me bucko

Anonymous
1 day ago

I am sure everything is Racist to you.

Anonymous
1 day 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 day 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 day ago

Terrible preemption of local government zoning.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Yeah… ain’t it great?!

Anonymous
1 day ago

Just as I thought.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Great intervention on preserving our freedom from overreaching local governments.

Anonymous
18 hours ago

Tallahassee GOP is becoming a dictatorship

Anonymous
1 day ago

Terrible

Anonymous
1 day ago

Only in your eyes.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Gamblers are happy and Gentings bet played out.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Afi K. James
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

yeah, I’ll bet.

Anonymous
14 hours 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 day 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 day ago

it’s coming very soon.

iFlyMIA
1 day ago

Says who?

Anonymous
1 day ago

The F–KER, DONALD J TRUMP!!!

Playedthegame
18 hours ago

Man let it go already.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

TDS and lying

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

WHAT THE F–K!!!

Anonymous
1 day ago

You were probably fifteen when Obama left office.

Anonymous
16 hours ago

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

Anonymous
14 hours 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 day ago

What you smoke buddy?

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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

Azarius
1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
13 hours 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

Great.. something that was sorely missing in Miami.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

when will prostitution be legal?

Anonymous
1 day ago

Tired of going to jail huh?..

Anonymous
1 day ago

start your lobbying and your contributions…

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

Tell that to Charlie Sheen.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Charlie sheen has AIDS. What a role model!

Anonymous
1 day ago

O.K SIMP.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

Ron DiSaster, what Trump wants, Trump gets!

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Afi K. James
1 day 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 day 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 day ago

THIS ISN”T CUBA.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Who are you talking to?

Anonymous
1 day ago

yes, it is

Anonymous
1 day ago

oye Mama in my country mira mira papi

Afi K. James
1 day 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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 day 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
20 hours 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

What people are you talking about?

Anonymous
1 day 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 day 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 much better than this pomo crap
1 day ago

Babylon Beach

Anonymous
1 day ago

bet you the bleach-drinker is behind this!

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

horrible idea.

Anonymous
15 hours ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

Anti-Casino noises

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

Its called the hardrock

Anonymous
1 day ago

The Hardrock does not have craps.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s on 441 Magellan

Anonymous
13 hours ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Flymia
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

NYC Loves Miami
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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
14 hours ago

Your wrong, it’s time for a new era.

Anonymous
7 seconds 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day ago

They didn’t go to Vegas.

Anonymous
1 day ago

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

Anonymous
1 day 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 day ago

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

Anonymous
19 hours ago

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

Anonymous
16 hours 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
13 hours 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
12 hours ago

Ha,Ha,LMAO