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All or nothing: House gambling bill moves to floor

A House panel on Monday cleared the chamber’s gambling legislation for 2018, making it available for the floor. But the bill (HB 7067) still is far from the Senate position.

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5/27/2020

article Watchdog group pushes ‘E-Fairness’, Seminole gaming compact amid state revenue loss
(Florida) -- A government watchdog group is calling on the Florida Legislature to establish a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe and to collect tax on internet sales...

5/23/2020

article Seminole Tribe buys rights for Las Vegas Hard Rock
(Las Vegas) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has consolidated its control over the “Hard Rock” hotel and casino brand. The tribe's Hard Rock...

5/10/2020

article The Seminole Tribe Holds the Key to Florida Sports Betting Legalization
(Florida) -- Florida is one of the states that is yet to legalize sports betting, having made several unsuccessful legislative attempts so far. Witnessing how other...

5/8/2020

article GIBBS: The Seminole hope to convince Florida on mobile sports gambling
(Florida) -- It’s no secret that the Seminole tribe has a virtual lock on gambling in Florida. While there are a handful of venues that offering options such as...

5/7/2020

article Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Dept. honors chief who died of COVID-19 with escort to cemetery
(Florida) -- Members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Department gave a somber salute to honor one of their own who lost his life to COVID-19. Fire service members...

5/5/2020

article Seminole Tribe of Florida fire chief dies from the coronavirus. It’s believed he caught it in Tampa.
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is mourning the loss of its fire chief after he died Thursday night from the novel coronavirus. Donald DiPetrillo, 70, has...

5/2/2020

article Fire Chief for FL Tribe Dies from COVID-19
(Florida) -- For seven weeks, a veteran firefighter battled complications caused by the new coronavirus. Don DiPetrillo, the fire chief for the Seminole Tribe of Florida...

5/1/2020

article Coronavirus claims first Native American in South Florida
(Florida) -- To his family, he was unflappable, never raising his voice or a hand to those who crossed him. Life for this deeply spiritual and highly decorated Native...
article A tragedy for the Seminole Tribe of Florida as fire chief dies from the coronavirus
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is mourning the loss of its fire chief after he died Thursday night from the novel coronavirus. Donald DiPetrillo, 70, has...

4/30/2020

article Vietnam veteran, possibly first Florida Native American to die of COVID-19, Seminoles say
(Florida) -- Don Osceola, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and member of the Seminole Tribe, died Wednesday night from COVID-19. He may be the first Native American in...

4/23/2020

article Trustee demands $1.2M from Michael D’Alessio cohorts
(Florida) -- A bankruptcy trustee wants to claw back nearly $1.2 million that convicted fraudster Michael P. D’Alessio paid to an Indian casino, his accountant and...
article Trustee demands $1.2M from Michael D’Alessio cohorts
(Florida) -- A bankruptcy trustee wants to claw back nearly $1.2 million that convicted fraudster Michael P. D’Alessio paid to an Indian casino, his accountant and...

4/19/2020

article Former Seminole police chief: ‘He was a survivor, but sadly he couldn’t survive the coronavirus’
(Florida) -- As a younger man, Calvin Harrison defied the odds. Nine days after taking a bullet to the right temple at point blank range by the rapist he was searching...

4/18/2020

article Retired Seminole Police Officer Dies of COVID-19 at 76
(Florida) -- A recently retired Seminole Police Officer has died after testing positive for COVID-19 and spending several weeks hospitalized. Calvin “Cal”...

4/13/2020

article Fitch Revises Seminole Tribe's Outlook to Negative; Affirms 'BBB' IDR
(Wall Street) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Seminole Tribe of Florida's (STOF) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB', and Seminole Hard Rock...

4/12/2020

article HISTORY: Runaway slaves, the Florida swamps and the Seminole Trail of Tears
(Florida) -- Today, there are about 3,000 Seminole Indians living in Florida — descendants of just 300 who survived capture by the U.S. Army in the early 1800s and...

3/20/2020

article All Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos in Florida Closing for Coronavirus
(Florida) -- Unwind from all the coronavirus news and elevate your self-quarantine with a DIY massage at home. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is closing all of their...
article Coronavirus & Casinos: Seminole Casinos Temporarily Closing Across The Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is temporarily closing all Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos throughout the state on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
article Florida bans all restaurant dining; tribe closes casinos
(Florida) -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned all onsite dining at restaurants statewide Friday and the Seminole Tribe closed its casinos, the latest virus -related...
article Hard Rock Casino to close Friday evening
(Florida) -- All Seminole Hard Rock Casino’s, including the one in Tampa, will temporarily close at 6 p.m. Friday evening to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
article Hard Rock hotels, casinos closing in Tampa and statewide
(Florida) -- Citing the “health and safety of guests" as the coronavirus spreads, the Seminole Tribe of Florida will temporarily close its six Florida casinos...
article Seminole Casino Immokalee closes amid COVID-19 concerns
(Florida) -- The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will close late Friday afternoon citing coronavirus concerns."
article Seminole Casinos in Florida to Close Today
(Florida) -- With a primary focus on the health and safety of guests, team members and the public, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming have voluntarily...
article Seminole Tribe of Florida closes all casinos across the state during COVID-19 pandemic
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced Friday that it will close all of its Florida casinos — including Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

3/19/2020

article No Response From Casino To State Rep's Coronavirus Concerns
(Florida) -- After receiving pleas from casino employees, State Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, hosted a news conference Wednesday outside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in...

3/18/2020

article Florida Rep. Toledo calls for Seminole Hard Rock casino to close amid coronavirus pandemic
(Florida) -- State Rep. Jackie Toledo is condemning the Seminole Hard Rock Casino for remaining open during the coronavirus and says the casino is putting profits over...
article Game On In Florida? It Depends On The Gambling Venue
(Florida) -- Amid mandatory nightclub closures and voluntary restaurant shutdowns, gamblers across Florida face a patchwork of options if they want to place bets in a...
article Jackie Toledo calls on Seminole Hard Rock Casino to scale back operations amid coronavirus outbreak
(Florida) -- Rep. Jackie Toledo is putting pressure on the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa to reduce its operating hours to help with social distancing measures aimed...
article Mama June and Geno Still Hard Rocking ... What Pandemic?!?
(Florida) -- Mama June and Geno Doak are gambling with their health -- maybe more so than usual -- because they're still hanging out in a Florida casino despite the...
article Seminole Hard Rock stays open, despite warnings from lawmakers, health officials
(Florida) -- While extreme measures are being taken across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa is still open for business. A...

3/17/2020

article Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee remains open despite visit from man who died of COVID-19
(Florida) -- One day after it was revealed that a man who died of coronavirus over the weekend had recently spent time at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee, at...

3/7/2020

article Florida lawmakers get down to weekend budget negotiations in Tallahassee
(Florida) -- With lawmakers preparing to go into overtime to pass a budget, formal negotiations on the spending plan will get underway Saturday afternoon, House and...

3/5/2020

article Extended Florida session could yield surprise jackpot – a Seminole gaming compact
(Florida) -- If Florida’s legislative session is extended beyond its scheduled March 13 adjournment, House Speaker Jose Oliva said those extra days could produce a...
article Florida gambling deal still a long shot
(Florida) -- House Speaker José Oliva indicated Wednesday that lawmakers won’t be able to finalize a gambling deal before the scheduled end of the legislative...

3/4/2020

article House Speaker not worried about budget negotiations, doesn’t expect gambling deal
(Florida) -- An extended Legislative Session is all but inevitable with the House and Senate unable to agree on allocations just nine days before scheduled sine die....

3/3/2020

article Bill Galvano signals ‘progress’ on gambling deal
(Florida) -- With time running out on the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate President Bill Galvano continue to hold out hope that the state can seal...
article Lobbying compensation: Floridian Partners tallied $4.36M in 2019
(Florida) -- Floridian Partners scored $4.36 million in lobbying fees last year, compensation reports show. In 2019, Floridian Partners worked a total of 138 lobbying...

2/27/2020

article Miami Proud: Collaboration Between Seminole Tribe, Broward Judge Seeks To Make Families Stronger
(Florida) -- Karli Barnett reports Broward Family Court Judge Jose Izquierdo hears cases once a month on the Seminole Reservation in Hollywood through a recent...

2/19/2020

article Keith Whyte Explains Why Gambling Problems are on the Rise in the U.S.
(Washington D.C.) -- Many people have been exposed to gambling in the U.S with the rise of types of gambling. As a result, gambling problems are on the rise, and there...

2/14/2020

article As Sports Betting Talks With Seminoles Heat Up, Deal Could Bring Numerous Complications
(Florida) -- The timeline for the rollout of legalized sports wagering in Florida could be accelerated if political leaders are able to hammer out an agreement with the...
article Gambling talks continue at Fla. Capitol, minus a key player
(Florida) -- House and Senate leaders are continuing to huddle on a sweeping gambling deal that could open the door to sports betting in the state, but the Seminole...
article Odds long, but Florida lawmakers may see 2020 Seminole gaming, sports-betting initiatives
(Florida) -- The Florida House and Senate have tentatively adopted their proposed fiscal year 2021 budgets, kicking off a scurry of behind-the-scene conferencing to iron...

2/11/2020

article Seminole Casino Coconut Creek wins season opener in World Polo League
(Florida) -- Seminole Casino Coconut Creek won its season opener in the World Polo League All-Star Challenge Sunday at Grand Champions Polo Club. In front of a packed...

1/15/2020

article State revenue forecast sees uptick
(Florida) -- ... The projection continues to reflect the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which made its last payments to the...

12/28/2019

article BLOG: Seminole Casino Hotel Presents Guadalupe Center with $7,500 Check
(Florida) -- Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee presented Guadalupe Center with a check for $7,500, funds raised from the Nov. 2 Gin Blossoms concert at Seminole Casino...

12/23/2019

article Broward Lawyers Land $6.5M Verdict Over Child's Christmas Carnival Ride Fall
(Florida) -- Bryan Hofeld, David Silverman and Zane Berg of Fort Lauderdale’s Schlesinger Law Offices secured a $6.5 million jury verdict for a 19-year-old woman...

12/20/2019

article Seminole Council Member Appointed to National Advocacy Committee
(Florida) -- Thom Barnhorn has been appointed to the National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations federal advocacy committee for...

12/13/2019

article Florida House panel ‘games’ gambling options without a new Seminole pact
(Florida) -- It’s a good bet lawmakers will not be presented with a new Seminole gaming compact during the 2020 legislative session. Nevertheless, the House Gaming...

12/12/2019

article Seminole Compact impasse lingers, gambling woes mount
(Florida) -- On Thursday, the House Gaming Control Subcommittee workshopped various gambling issues, including a discussion of the faltering Seminole Compact. Lou...

12/10/2019

article Seminoles Rock On
(Florida) -- When Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen approached the Seminole Nation tribal council about buying Hard Rock International in 2007, he was excited about the...

12/9/2019

article Seminole climate activists bring the message home in Madrid
(Spain) -- Day two of the U.N. COP25 climate conference in Madrid was off to a good start when I sat around the breakfast table with the other members of the Christian...

11/25/2019

article 'We're still here:' Seminole Tribe shares dark history of Egmont Key
(Florida) -- Egmont Key is one of the most bright and beautiful places to visit in the Tampa Bay area. The experience of the ferry ride, spending the day in a tropical...

11/21/2019

article Voters beware: You have no idea who’s behind that petition they want you to sign
(Florida) -- Florida’s avenue for giving the power to the people is now a multimillion dollar business, one that is being exploited by special interests and...

11/18/2019

article Ron DeSantis budget doesn’t count on gambling money
(Florida) -- A $91.4 billion budget proposal released Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis does not include money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, though DeSantis appeared to...

11/16/2019

article Seminole Tribe Claims It's Immune To Church Takeover Suit (sub req)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida invoked its sovereign immunity in calling Thursday for a federal court to toss a Haitian Baptist church's lawsuit alleging...

11/15/2019

article Former Seminole Tribe chairman Howard Tommie dies at 78
(California) -- Howard Tommie, who helped usher in a new age of self-sufficiency for the Seminole Tribe as its chairman in the 1970’s, died Friday in a car...

11/11/2019

article Seminole Tribe proud of their U.S. military service
(Florida) -- On Monday, America honors all veterans who served our armed services – even those who weren't fully recognized as citizens. This includes service...

11/1/2019

article Maj. Billy L. Cypress, new building’s namesake, lovingly remembered
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida celebrated another milestone in its quest to define its Native American tribal identity Oct. 23 with the dedication of the...

10/28/2019

article Seminoles Rock On
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, last week debuted the “Guitar Hotel,” the first building in the world modeled after the musical...

10/20/2019

article State leaders could change course on gambling
(Florida) -- After the loss of roughly $350 million a year in payments from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, House and Senate leaders are rethinking the state’s...

9/11/2019

article Bill Galvano calls 2017 Seminole agreement ‘not a good deal’
(Florida) -- Senate President Bill Galvano Wednesday charged former Gov. Rick Scott with signing “not a good deal” with the Seminole Tribe to end a legal...

9/10/2019

press release Seminole Tribe continues airlift of drinking water for fifth straight day
(Florida) -- Five days into a massive airlift of bottled drinking water, the Seminole Tribe of Florida estimates it has delivered approximately 35,000 bottles of...

9/1/2019

press release President Donald J. Trump Approves the Seminole Tribe of Florida Emergency Declaration
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to...

8/27/2019

article Seminole Tribe of Florida Debuts Their “Happy” School (Video)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is bursting with pride over their latest construction project. No, It’s not the awe-inspiring guitar hotel scheduled to...

8/26/2019

article Third Eye Blind Live at Seminole Casino Coconut Creel
(Florida) -- Third Eye Blind plays live at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Sunday, Nov. 7th.

8/21/2019

press release Seminole Casino Hotel sets job fair
(Florida) -- Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host a hiring event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Seminole Center, 506 S. 1st St.,...

8/19/2019

article 'Cutting-edge' tribal school puts emphasis on collaborative learning, Seminole culture
(Florida) -- Since around 1965, the Ahfachkee school on the Big Cypress Reservation has operated out of a few small trailers. This year, they got a whopping $15 million...

8/15/2019

article New restaurants coming to expanded Hard Rock: Italian, buffet, live-fire grill and 24-hour diner/deli
(Florida) -- A new Italian restaurant, American live-fire grill, Las Vegas-style buffet and 24-hour diner/deli will join the food lineup at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...

7/8/2019

article How Bruce Rogow, a Former Civil Rights Attorney, Came to Represent Roger Stone
(Washington D.C.) -- Few in the legal community doubt Florida attorney Bruce Rogow’s prowess and integrity. He cut his teeth as a civil rights lawyer in...

7/6/2019

article Seminoles air concerns over Water Compact with SFWMD
(Florida) -- South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members joined for a workshop session with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Council on Wednesday, June...

7/3/2019

article Seminole Tribe of Florida to debut pair of casino expansions in October
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has reportedly announced that it has begun constructing a new 14-story hotel tower for its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...
article Chef on the Move
(Florida) -- Former chef and owner of Tre Amici in Long Branch, Matthew Zappoli, is joining David Burke’s restaurant group as corporate chef.

6/21/2019

article Florida governor signs $91 billion state budget
(Florida) -- ... The budget was written without $300 million a year the Seminole Tribe had been giving the state as part of a now-expired gambling agreement that gave...
article Remember the Ladies: Chief of the Seminoles
(Florida) -- Army surgeon John Brown emigrated from Scotland in the early 1800s. The government assigned him to accompany the Seminole tribe on their hazardous journey...

6/19/2019

article Joe Dan Osceola, Seminole tribal leader, dies at 82
(Florida) -- Joe Dan Osceola, the youngest president in the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, died June 9 after a fall at home. He was 82. Osceola, who also...

6/18/2019

article Charges filed after man punches the 'Quick Hit' slot machine
(Florida) -- A Fort Myers man was arrested Monday after reportedly damaging a slot machine with his fist. It happened at the Seminole Immokalee Casino on Monday night.

6/13/2019

article Bookkeeper stole $200,000 and spent cash at casino, on Uber rides and more, cops say
(Florida) -- During more than two years, a bookkeeper stole $217,376 from an attorney and spent some of the cash at a Seminole casino, on Uber rides, dining out and even...

6/12/2019

article Florida Seminole tribe goes to 'war' again with state over gambling income
(Florida) -- In more than a century and a half since the end of Florida’s Seminole Wars, the Native American tribe has proudly boasted of its status as the only...

6/4/2019

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino looking to fill 1,200 positions during job fair
(Florida) -- If you are looking for a job, then the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino may have the answer. The hotel and casino is hosting a massive job fair in...

5/30/2019

press release Seminole Tribe of Florida Collaborates with Aruze Gaming for the First Placements of Lucky Roulette
(Florida) -- Aruze Gaming ("Aruze") is pleased to partner with Seminole Tribe of Florida to launch North America's first installations of Lucky Roulette....

5/21/2019

article Naples-Fort Myers poker room in peril from Seminole Tribe demands
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has set its sights on small poker rooms as it stops paying the state $330 million a year from gambling revenue.

5/19/2019

article Seminoles End $350 Million Annual Casino Revenue-Share Payments to State of Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole tribe of Florida will cease making paying $350 million a year in revenue-share payments to the state, effective immediately. Local media...

5/18/2019

article Seminole Tribe suspends revenue sharing payments with state of Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe is no longer sharing revenues with the state of Florida following the failure of Class III gaming compact negotiations. The tribe had...
article Batten: Three-card poker a winning hand for dog track, but are Seminoles bluffing?
(Florida) -- This isn’t your father’s poker game. Or yours. Or even ESPN’s. The “designated player” poker games being offered at pari-...

5/17/2019

article They can’t turn back waves, but USF and Seminoles are preserving Egmont Key in digital form
(Florida) -- When it was built in the early 1900s, the electrical plant that powered the community of Egmont Key sat smack in the middle of the island. Today, with a...

5/16/2019

article Florida Seminole Tribe Says No Dice to Paying State
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida made good on threats Tuesday by telling Gov. Ron DeSantis it is quitting a long-standing revenue-sharing agreement with the...
article Naples-Fort Myers poker room in peril from Seminole Tribe demands
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has set its sights on small poker rooms as it stops paying the state $330 million a year from gambling revenue. The Seminoles...

5/15/2019

article Seminole Tribe halts $350 million annual casino payment to Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has notified the state that it will stop its $350 million annual casino payments to Florida effective immediately. The tribe hand-...
article Seminoles End $350 Million Annual Casino Revenue-Share Payments to State of Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole tribe of Florida will cease making paying $350 million a year in revenue-share payments to the state, effective immediately.

5/14/2019

article Seminole Tribe suspends gambling payments to state of Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis today notifying him that it was suspending its $33 million-a-month payments to the state...
article Seminoles say they won’t make $330 million casino payments to Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida made good on threats Tuesday by telling Gov. Ron DeSantis it is quitting a long-standing revenue-sharing agreement with the...
article The break-up: Seminole Tribe stops paying state cut of casino money
(Florida) -- A lawyer for the Seminole Tribe of Florida confirmed Tuesday that the Tribe will cease paying the state millions each month from its casino gambling revenue.
article South Florida Seminole first of her tribe to win prestigious award
(Florida) -- Marking a major milestone for her tribe, a South Florida woman has become the first Seminole Native American to be crowned Miss Indian World in the...

5/10/2019

article After addiction and loss, Seminole mother finds strength in family, customs and herself
(Florida) -- Every time Dakota Osceola hit rock bottom, she had the will to get back up and a mom who stood by her with outstretched hands — no judgment, no...
article First Member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Named Miss Indian World
(Florida) -- Cheyenne Kippenberger, 23, of Hollywood, Fla. has won the prestigious Miss Indian World competition, becoming the first member of the Seminole Tribe of...

4/30/2019

article Florida gambling bill to be re-examined next year
(Florida) -- A proposed gambling bill in Florida will not progress following a floor session on Monday, according to a politics-focused website in the state. House...
article Florida-Seminole Compact Deal That Would Authorize Sports Betting Now on Life Support, Lawmakers Say
(Florida) -- An ambitious political gambit to bring sports betting to Florida while resolving a compact impasse between the state and the powerful Seminole tribal...

4/29/2019

article Florida Sports Betting Efforts Not Finished As Governor, Tribes Continue Talks
(Florida) -- Is it time to get excited about Florida sports betting? Probably not. Florida is known for many things: beaches, oranges, Florida Man, and more recently,...
article Goodbye gambling bill for 2019: ‘It’s 99% dead’
(Florida) -- A proposed gambling bill for the 2019 Legislative Session is dead, multiple sources told Florida Politics on Monday evening. “I would say it’s...

4/28/2019

article This week in history: April 28: Former Chief Billy Smith visits Dr. G.L. Farrell
(Florida) -- Billy Smith, ex-chief of a branch of the Seminole Indian Tribe, living near Kenanville, was a visitor at the office of Dr. G.L. Farrell. He was accompanied...

4/27/2019

article Seminole Tribe seeks sports betting as part of compact negotiations
(Florida) -- Some details are trickling out as the Seminole Tribe continues to engage in Class III gaming compact negotiations in Florida. A draft deal authorizes sports...

4/26/2019

article DeSantis gathers state gambling interests for unusual summit meeting. Deal or no deal?
(Florida) -- As he sifts through a proposed gambling deal that could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s pari-mutuel facilities, Gov. Ron DeSantis huddled...

4/25/2019

article Seminole tribe, Florida trying to negotiate new gambling deal
(Florida) -- The Seminole tribe in Florida has been putting together a new gambling package with state lawmakers and that package has now been presented to Governor Ron...

4/24/2019

article DeSantis studies late gambling proposal
(Florida) -- Gov. Ron DeSantis and his staff continued Wednesday to scrutinize a proposed gambling agreement, but the odds of closing out what some lawmakers have called...
article Draft Seminole Compact Deal Would Include Sports Betting, Craps, Roulette, But Will Be Tough to Pass, Governor Says
(Florida) -- Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has a copy of a “draft outline” of a potential new gaming compact, thrashed out over the past few weeks...

4/22/2019

article Florida, Seminole Tribe Talk Sports Betting
(Florida) -- Talks between Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby, FL) and the Seminole Tribe could bring sports betting to Florida possibly bypassing the need of a statewide...

4/18/2019

article Gambling deal could spur legal fight
(Florida) -- A proposed gambling agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe might be a long shot, but the legal wrangling has already begun. As Sen. Wilton...
article Sports Betting Could Go Through Seminole Tribe, Avoiding Vote
(Florida) -- Gambling talks underway between a key senator and the Seminole Tribe include a proposal that could bring sports betting to Florida by running it through the...
article The Clans of the Seminole Tribe
(Florida) -- In Seminole folklore, animals were made by the Creator and were put away in a shell. They each found their way out, and the Creator gave each of them a name...

4/17/2019

article Sports betting could be tied to Seminole Tribe
(Florida) -- Gambling talks underway between a key senator and the Seminole Tribe include a proposal that could bring sports betting to Florida by running it through the...

4/16/2019

article Florida, the Seminole Tribe, and a still-contentious gambling deal
(Florida) -- A proposed gambling agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe might be a long shot, but the legal wrangling has already begun. As Sen. Wilton...

4/15/2019

article Sports betting among possibilities as lawmakers, Seminole Tribe try for gambling deal
(Florida) -- Sports betting, “designated player” card games and bingo are all on the table as a future Senate president tries to nail down a gambling deal with the...

4/11/2019

article OP/ED: Compact is a sweetheart deal for the Seminoles because state is underpaid
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a global gaming empire. There’s no other way to say it. In 2006 the tribe purchased Hard Rock International for $965...

4/10/2019

article Gambling talks with Seminoles inching forward in Florida Senate
(Florida) -- Time’s running out on reaching a gambling deal during this spring’s legislative session, but Senate President Bill Galvano said Wednesday he...
article Senate may still tee up gambling bill for 2019
(Florida) -- With three and a half weeks left in the Legislative Session, the Senate is “getting closer” to putting forth a comprehensive gambling bill for...

4/9/2019

article Florida Reopens Compact Negotiations with the Seminoles But Tribe Holds the Cards
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers are conducting behind-the-scenes talks with the Seminole tribe of Florida in a bid to flesh out a new compact, The Herald-Tribune reports...
article Seminole Tribe said to be in talks to update Class III gaming compact
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe is reportedly in talks to update its Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida. The News Service of Florida said state lawmakers...
article Seminole Hard Rock Named Top “Employer of Choice” in Gaming Industry for Fourth Year in a Row
(Florida) -- Results of the latest Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey have further cemented the top spot of Seminole Hard Rock as the clear “Employer of Choice...

4/8/2019

article Florida sits down with Seminole tribe to hash out new compacts
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers and the Seminole Indian tribe in the state have been at loggerheads over a key provision in a former gambling compact that expired five...
article Florida’s Lawmakers and Tribes Reportedly Iron Out Differences
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers and the Seminole Tribe Florida have long been at daggers drawn over a gambling compact rule that expired back in 2014. Now, a solution may...
press release Seminole Casino Hotel to Host Hiring Event on April 16
(Florida) -- Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host a hiring event Tuesday, April 16 from 8-11 p.m. in the EE-TO-LEET-KE Grill.

3/28/2019

article Chocochatti: one of Florida's first Seminole settlements
(Florida) -- The Hernando Preservation Society along with the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are undertaking a two-year...

3/14/2019

article Senate President Says Florida Sports Betting Could Be Part of Tribal Negotiation
(Florida) -- There is neither a bill nor any proposal, but there is some ray of hope for Florida sports betting to sneak into the state’s short legislative session...
article All eyes on South Florida after death of Anna Nicole Smith
(Florida) -- Driving north from Miami on Florida's Turnpike, just before you approach exit 53, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino rises like a mirage. At...

3/2/2019

article Seminole shootout a way for residents to stay in touch with roots
(Florida) -- “Keep your eyes open,” a lone horseman shouts, as he leads a small, ragtag band of white settlers across an open field. Moments later, shots...

2/23/2019

article Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has continued to share gaming revenues with Florida even though the state broke its promise to the tribe. The tribe pays $19.5 million a...

2/21/2019

article Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has continued to share gaming revenues with Florida even though the state broke its promise to the tribe. The tribe pays $19.5 million a...

2/20/2019

article Mo’ money: Seminoles keep ponying up millions from blackjack
(Florida) -- The state’s revenue estimators on Wednesday confirmed that the Seminole Tribe of Florida is continuing to pay the state its share of Indian casino...

2/13/2019

article In the Magazine: Seminole Power
(Florida) -- The Seminoles have won the Second Seminole War. In 1842, after that seven-year conflict, most members of the tribe who had lived in what then was the...
press release Discovery Shark Week™ Slot Machines Make Debut at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the first casino in the country to offer Everi Holdings Inc. newly licensed Discovery Shark Week™ theme...

2/6/2019

article Seminole Tribe of Florida to Host 48th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida will host its 48th Annual Tribal Fair and Pow Wow at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,...

1/23/2019

article A Sad Spot in Seminole History
(Florida) -- Historical archaeologist Dave Scheidecker discusses the role the Egmont Key cemetery played in the history of the Seminole Tribe during a field trip to the...

1/14/2019

article Player Wins $167,072 Jackpot at Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood
(Florida) -- A Plantation, Fla. woman won more than $167,000 on a slot machine at Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood Fla. The player was playing the Bally’s 88 Fortune...

1/7/2019

article Nature Coast was epicenter of Second Seminole War
(Florida) -- The Second Seminole War was very important to the United States as it opened up a large part of Florida for settlement. The U.S. Army recorded 1,466 deaths...
article Fort Lauderdale Artists Seek To Protect The History Of The Seminole Tribe Of South Florida
(Florida) -- Documentary films, paintings, and clay sculptures are some of the art pieces that pay homage to the Seminole Tribe of South Florida’s rich history at...

12/19/2018

article Seminole Casino Coconut Creek honors 300 veterans at 12th annual luncheon
(Florida) -- For their service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, more than 300 veterans recently were feted with a buffet luncheon at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for...

11/23/2018

article Glasgow native speaks at library about Seminole architecture
(Kentucky) -- Carrie Dilley returned to her hometown this week for Thanksgiving, making a stop at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library during her time in Glasgow to...

11/19/2018

article NBC2 Investigates if federal animal protections apply to the Seminole tribe
(Florida) -- They're called the "unconquered" for a reason. The Seminole Tribe of Florida has survived three wars with the United States government and has...

11/14/2018

article If Sports Betting Is Going To Happen In Florida, It’s Going To Have To Come Via Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Florida voters just made it harder to change its laws regarding gaming. What does that mean for the future of sports betting in the state?

11/6/2018

article Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise
(Florida) -- It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida. With a substantial number...

10/27/2018

article Seminole Tribe of Florida: Arrested #MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc is NOT a member
(Florida) -- The arrested #MAGAbomber, who reportedly drove a white van emblazoned with images of democratic candidates and individuals marked with sniper scope...

10/26/2018

article Cesar Sayoc Blasted Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee Claim. But His Own Seminole Boast Is Bogus.
(Florida) -- Cesar Sayoc proves to be the Elizabeth Warren of bomb suspects. On a Twitter account under the name Cesar Altieri, the man now suspected of sending 13 pipe...
press release Statement from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International
(Florida) -- We can find no evidence that Cesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri, Caesar Altieri Sayoc, Ceasar Altieri Randazzo (Facebook) or Julus Cesar Milan (Twitter) is or...
article Who Is Cesar Sayoc, Currently in Custody in Florida in the Nationwide Mail Bomb Package Case?
(Florida) -- A Florida man is in custody in connection with the pipe bombs mailed nationwide this week, law enforcement sources told NBC News. Three officials identified...
article Cesar Sayoc claims to be affiliated with Seminoles, but tribe disavows any connection
(Florida) -- From the pro-Trump stickers on his white van to the profile information on his Twitter account, Cesar Sayoc, the Aventura man arrested Friday for allegedly...

10/22/2018

article Casino employee grabbed more than $58,000 from gambling facility, cops say
(Florida) -- After police found $58,500 in a car belonging to a Seminole Casino Coconut Creek employee, he was arrested and accused of stealing from the gambling...

10/19/2018

press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood Honored With Star Of Touring Broadway Award
(Florida) -- Broadway made its way to South Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 as the current touring cast of "Phantom of the Opera" treated invited guests at...

10/17/2018

press release Hurricane Relief Donations Boosted with 72,000 Bottles of Water, $25,000 Cash As Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International Increase Relief Efforts To Help Victims of Hurricane Michael
(Florida) -- On the heels of donating 30,000 hygiene supplies for use by victims of Hurricane Michael, Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International today increased their...

10/10/2018

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino preparing to host Rock ‘N’ roll Poker Open
(Florida) -- This November, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood, Florida will be hosting the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker open” with the...

10/8/2018

article Massive Disney, Seminole Dark-Money Funds Behind Florida Anti-Casino Initiative
(Florida) -- With the United States election season in full disgusting and despicable swing, it’s time for a detour into some of the dirty politics being played in...

9/19/2018

article Vintage Seminole dolls smile across the decades
(Florida) -- My young childhood was a happy time. Fort Myers was beginning to boom, and if I was lucky, someone would take me to the Southwest Florida Fair at Terry Park.

9/10/2018

article Tampa police officer arrested at Seminole Hard Rock on disorderly conduct charge
(Florida) -- A Tampa police officer was arrested Monday morning at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Anthony...

9/1/2018

article Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign
(Florida) -- A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida. A group...

8/30/2018

article Man threatens to shoot up casino
(Florida) -- Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested...

8/28/2018

article Man threatens to shoot up casino in Immokalee
(Florida) -- Just days after the video game tournament shooting in Jacksonville, a man is accused of making threats to shoot up a popular Southwest Florida casino with a...

8/16/2018

article Disney, Seminoles War Together Against Florida Gambling Competition
(Florida) -- Disney and the Seminole Tribe of Florida appear to be warring together against gambling competition by pumping millions into the state’s anti-casinos...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Announces the Champion of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
(Florida) -- For the fourth consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) concluded with the crowning of The Big 4 champions at the new Hard Rock Event...

8/15/2018

article COMMENTARY: Disney, Seminole Tribe team up with $26 million to keep casino competition out of Florida
(Florida) -- In covering politics, it often takes a lot of work to connect the dots. I might suspect one guy is running a stealth campaign attacking another guy. But if...
article VIDEO: With $26 million, Disney, Seminole Tribe team up to fight casino competition in Florida
(Florida) -- With $26 million (so far), Disney and the Seminole Tribe team up to fight casino competition in Florida.

8/14/2018

article Seminole Gaming to Eliminate Plastic Straws at its Florida Casinos
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming, the gaming operation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, today announced the elimination of plastic straws at its six Florida casinos by...
article Seminole Tribe of Florida leads Hard Rock Cafe to a straw-free existence
(Florida) -- By Labor Day, all six Florida casinos owned by Seminole Gaming — part of the Seminole Tribe of Florida — will go straw-free. This includes...

8/11/2018

article Immokalee casino bans plastic straws
(Florida) -- The United States throws away 500 million plastic straws a day, enough to circle the globe twice. Seminole Gaming announced Thursday that six Florida...

8/10/2018

article The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to stop using plastic straws at casinos
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to stop using plastic straws at its six casinos in the state. Seminole Gaming officials said that straws would be...
article 'A Foreign Thing': How Judge Jose Izquierdo Brings Dependency Court to the Seminole Tribe
(Florida) -- When he crosses the wide gates that separate the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s headquarters from Hollywood, Judge Jose Izquierdo is only minutes from...

8/9/2018

press release Seminole Gaming to Eliminate Plastic Straws at its Florida Casinos
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming, the gaming operation of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, today announced the elimination of plastic straws at its six Florida casinos by...
article The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida plans to eliminate plastic straws at its six casinos in the state.

7/18/2018

article Court Ponders Whether Popular Games Leased By Jacksonville-Based Company Are Slot Machines
(Florida) -- In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether...

7/17/2018

article Fontana celebrates retirement from Seminole Tribe of Florida
(Florida) -- On 12 July, John Fontana was joined by over 300 close friends, family and coworkers as he celebrated his retirement from the Seminole Tribe of Florida after...

7/13/2018

article Buried History: Why Seminoles killed a Mandarin settler more than 180 years ago
(Florida) -- A smooth stone marker rests in Mandarin Cemetery above a settler who was gunned-down more than 180 years ago.

7/12/2018

article Seminole Tribe looks to offer sports betting at new Hard Rock facility
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe might soon offer sports betting at its new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City in New Jersey.

7/8/2018

article Fire guts 2 homes on Seminole Reservation in Hollywood
(Florida) -- A fire gutted two homes early Sunday inside the Seminole Reservation in Hollywood, authorities said. Gary Bitner, a spokesman for the Seminole Tribe, said...

6/26/2018

article John Horse: the Black Indian who was a pain in the butts of U.S. military in Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Wars took place in the 18th century pitting the Native American tribe of Seminole against the U.S army. They are also known as the Florida Wars...

6/12/2018

article West Palm man used car as deadly weapon in casino purse theft
(Florida) -- A West Palm Beach man is accused of hitting two people with his car and robbing them at the Coconut Creek Casino in an incident that left one victim with...

6/1/2018

article Hard Rock Casino Tampa to undergo $700m expansion
(Florida) -- Construction work has begun on a $700m expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida. The expansion plans will see the resort...

5/31/2018

article Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Casino continues million-dollar expansion
(Florida) -- It seems Florida’s largest casino has only one goal in mind – to get bigger. Seminole Hard Rock Casino is all set to begin a massive, $700...

5/30/2018

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino unveil $700 million expansion plan
(Florida) -- You can't help but notice the massive cranes at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. Management at the complex revealed new information...
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa expansion includes new Pool Grille, fine-dining Italian restaurant
(Florida) -- A fine-dining Italian restaurant is in the works for Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, as is the Pool Grille restaurant and bar. The new...
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa plans massive $700M expansion (Renderings)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is planning a massive, multimillion-dollar expansion that will provide hundreds more guest rooms, 5,000 more...
article Seminole-owned Hard Rock casino plans massive expansion in Florida
(Florida) -- The owners of Florida’s biggest casino are starting a massive nearly $700 million expansion that will make it even larger. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino...

5/27/2018

article Two Citizen Initiated Referendums Will Be on Ballot
(Florida) -- In 2018, despite many efforts and eight citizen initiated ballot referendums getting off the ground, only two were certified for Florida ballots. They are...

5/22/2018

article Seminole Tribe Continues Challenge to State Utility Taxes
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has gone to a federal appeals court as part of a long-running legal dispute about whether the tribe should be shielded from...

5/8/2018

article Gambling rule takes aim at controversial card games
(Florida) -- A new rule floated by Florida gambling regulators holds a price tag of $50 million a year and could cost hundreds of jobs, according to a lawyer...

5/3/2018

article Big Cypress Rock Mine, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, sits in the middle of the Everglades
(Florida) -- No one would expect to find a rock mine in the middle of the Everglades of southern Florida, but that’s exactly where you’ll find the Big...

4/21/2018

article Scott, Seminoles reach deal on gambling money
(Florida) -- In exchange for payments to the state, the tribe would continue to have exclusive rights to offer games such as blackjack at its casinos and would continue...

4/19/2018

article Deal ’em: Rick Scott, Seminole Tribe agree on gambling money
(Florida) -- It’s another happy day at Hard Rock. Gov. Rick Scott Wednesday announced an agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida that “...
article Florida Gov. Rick Scott reaches $300 million deal with Seminole Tribe on gambling
(Florida) -- As legislative leaders hold behind-the-scenes talks about revamping the gambling industry, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced a deal that will lead to...
article Florida secures Seminole revenue extension; gaming session odds still good
(Florida) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the state has secured a one-year extension of the revenue sharing agreement within its lapsed gaming...
article Florida, Seminoles reach deal to extend casino revenue sharing
(Florida) -- Florida’s state government has reached a new gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe, but a special legislative session on gaming issues appears to still...
article Seminole Tribe agrees to keep sharing gaming revenue, but lawmakers want new deal
(Florida) -- In an effort to forestall a special legislative session to expand slot machine gaming around the state, the Seminole Tribe on Wednesday signed an agreement...
article Seminole Tribe and State of Florida Reach New Gambling Revenue-Sharing Agreement
(Florida) -- Governor Rick Scott announced that a new agreement was reached between the state of Florida and the local Seminole Tribe. Under the revenue-sharing...

4/18/2018

article Action-packed Poker Showdown ends at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- The 14-day Poker Showdown, with the final table of the $3 million World Poker Tour championship scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, had plenty of action.

4/15/2018

article 2018 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 1B: Uri Kadosh Maintains Overall Lead, Record Field for Event
(Florida) -- The opening salvos have been fired in the 2018 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and the shots have been spectacular.

4/13/2018

article BLOG: Poker Tournament Director of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tony Burns
(Florida) -- Tony Burns opens up about some of the issues facing the poker world today including BB Ante, making and meeting guarantees, dealing with Force Majeure and...

4/7/2018

article CR 721 to casino gets new striping
(Florida) -- The 15-mile stretch of Glades County Road 721, aka Reservation Road, that runs from State Road 70 on the north to State Road 78 on the south and carries...

4/4/2018

article All in: Seminole Tribe says it will keep paying state
(Florida) -- Despite a legal right to cut off the money, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has decided to continue paying the state its share of Indian casino gambling...
article No Casinos: With Tribe’s decision, no need for Special Session on gambling
(Florida) -- The head of an anti-casino gambling organization has again written to top lawmakers, saying the Seminole Tribe of Florida‘s commitment to keep paying...

4/3/2018

article Seminole Tribe’s lawyer says same old gambling proposals ‘won’t fly’
(Florida) -- Despite increasing calls for and against a Special Legislative Session on gambling, the Seminole Tribe‘s lawyer continues to back his client’s...
article No casinos suggests special session talk is ‘fictional crisis,’ Tribe’s lawyer says no imminent halt to payments
(Florida) -- Florida legislative leaders are expected to decide this week whether to pursue a special session to expand slot machines in some counties while it asks the...

3/28/2018

article Sure bet? Seminole gambling money will keep flowing, lawyer says
(Florida) -- Despite the end of a legal truce between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the state this Saturday, don’t expect the Tribe’s gambling money to...

3/26/2018

press release John Kay & Steppenwolf will perform at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
(Florida) -- The legendary rock band John Kay & Steppenwolf will perform in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.

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