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Seminole Tribe suspends gambling payments to state of 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 effective tomorrow.

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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.

3/22/2018

article Man found guilty of murdering woman on Seminole reservation
(Florida) -- A Collier County jury took just over an hour to find a man guilty of murdering a woman on the Seminole Indian Reservation in 2014. Aaron Reyna killed Dana...

3/14/2018

article Pow Wow Festival & Parade fun: Seminole's annual event turns 50
(Florida) -- The Pow Wow Festival & Parade, the city of Seminole’s oldest and largest event, celebrated its 50th anniversary March 9-11. Over three days,...

3/5/2018

article Deal or no deal? Florida House passes gambling bill
(Florida) -- The Florida House is signing off on a 20-year gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, but it's unclear if the legislation...
article House approves proposed Seminole gambling deal
(Florida) -- Though it remains unclear whether a deal can be reached with the Senate, the House on Monday approved a gambling bill that includes ratifying a long-term...
article Diver Finds Ancient Native American Burial Site On Sea Floor
(Florida) -- A diver in the Gulf of Mexico stumbled upon a 7,000-year-old underwater burial site off the coast of Florida. Archaeologists call the discovery...

2/28/2018

article SORTAL: Seminoles branch out into social gaming
(Florida) -- A powerful guitar riff blasts out of my laptop shortly after I enter the Hard Rock Social Casino website. Then background chatter, like you’d hear at...
article REVIEW: The Rez Grill Plays A Winning Hand At The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
(Florida) -- A safe bet at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the quality of the restaurants and cocktail lounges. The hotel's newest...

2/26/2018

article All or nothing: House gambling bill moves to floor
(Florida) -- 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...
article Gambling agreement with the Seminoles ready to go to House floor
(Florida) -- A key House committee Monday approved an 83-page gambling bill that includes ratifying a 20-year agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. With the vote...

2/23/2018

article Florida Seminole Tribe Broadcasts Commercial Promoting New Gambling Compact
(Florida) -- The Florida’s Seminole Tribe is broadcasting a commercial which promotes a new gambling deal between the state and the Indian Nation. Local lawmakers...

2/22/2018

article Seminole Tribe ad is a Hail Mary for a gambling deal
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is airing an ad in the Tallahassee market urging passage of a new gambling deal between the Tribe and the state.

2/19/2018

article Brian Altman Vies Second World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event Title
(Florida) -- Poker is not all about gambling, but a popular pastime and a way to unwind after an exhausting day at work. The opportunity to win nice is the adrenaline-...

2/18/2018

article Dominique Mosley Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $3,250 High Roller
(Florida) -- Dominique Mosley, originally from North Carolina but currently residing in Florida, won the highest buy-in event on the schedule of the WSOP Circuit...
article Shaun Deeb Not Welcome at HighStakes Cash Game
(Florida) -- Double World Series of Poker bracelet winner Shaun Deeb had to find a new place to play this week after being told he wasn’t getting a seat at the...

2/14/2018

article Florida lawmakers scurry to renew Seminole gaming compact as deadlines near
(Florida) -- Give contending constituencies a piece of the pie and maybe things will work out. The Florida Senate is gambling on that strategy as lawmakers negotiate a...
article Seminoles Expected to Offer Compact Proposal Before End of Week
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers have been locked in negotiations with the powerful Seminole tribal operator this week, as they try to thrash out a new gaming compact.

2/13/2018

article Lawmakers Feeling Lucky on the Prospect of Passing Gambling Bill
(Florida) -- The State Senate is moving forward with sweeping gambling reform in the state. House Speaker Richard Corcoran says gaming is the one issue where the chances...
article Tribe, Legislative leaders huddle on gambling
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe could deal its opening bid before the end of the week as negotiations heat up with the state about a 20-year gambling pact, according to...

2/12/2018

article Is Tampa’s Hard Rock getting craps and roulette? It’ll be up to state lawmakers, Seminole Tribe.
(Florida) -- The odds have increased for a legislative compromise to update Florida’s gaming laws, one that would guarantee the state more money from the Seminole...

2/11/2018

article Florida Senate supports renewed gaming compact with Seminoles
(Florida) -- Florida legislators have tweaked their plans to revamp the state’s gambling market, although it remains to be seen whether the changes will fly with...

2/10/2018

article BLOG: Efforts To Legalize Fantasy Sports In Florida Tied Up With Gaming Expansion, Seminole Compact
(Florida) -- For as much as Florida profits from gaming and gambling, it has struggled mightily with daily fantasy sports. There’s no single reason for the lack of...
article Let’s make a deal? Florida legislators take up gambling bill
(Florida) -- The Florida Legislature is rolling into the sixth week of its annual session and there’s a big question out there: can legislators cut a deal on...

2/9/2018

article Ante up: Senate files new 90-page gambling bill
(Florida) -- The Senate made some big moves Friday in the annual legislative dance that is the negotiation for an omnibus gambling bill. The biggest move: The chamber...
article Lawmakers get revenue boost ahead of budget talks
(Florida) -- A surge in hurricane-recovery building and a change in the way the state collects gambling payments from the Seminole Tribe will give lawmakers a little...

2/8/2018

press release Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek
(Florida) -- Neil Baxley has been promoted to the position of Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, where he is the highest ranking team member...

2/5/2018

article Road Trip: #TheResistance, a rock and roll spa and the Seminole Tribe of Florida
(Florida) -- The press release intrigued me: get a sweetgrass massage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. WTF was sweetgrass? And, um, a casino? Yuck....

2/4/2018

article Seminole Tribe ‘insulted,’ doesn’t need gambling deal, lawyer says
(Florida) -- A lawyer for the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Friday said his client is offended over gambling that violates its exclusive agreement with the state and won...

2/3/2018

article Armed Robbery at Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Suspect Still at Large
(Florida) -- An armed robber at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida, has made make off with a bundle of cash according to local reports.

2/2/2018

article Police searching for suspect in robbery at Seminole Hard Rock casino
(Florida) -- The police department serving the Seminole Tribe is searching for an armed suspect who robbed the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel early Friday morning...
article Seminole Hard Rock Casino Cashier Robbed At Gunpoint
(Florida) -- Authorities have released two photos of a man allegedly involved in an armed robbery of a cashier in the Poker Room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
article Seminole Tribe investigates robbery at Florida casino poker room
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe is investigating an armed robbery at one of its casinos in Florida. According to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, the robbery took place...
article VIDEO | Suspect in Seminole Hard Rock casino robbery
(Florida) -- The Seminole Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect who is accused of taking money from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

1/31/2018

article Brighton Casino adds table games
(Florida) -- A bit of Las Vegas glamour came to Glades County on Tuesday for the introduction of Blackjack and Three-Card Poker table games at Seminole Casino Brighton....

1/26/2018

article House gambling bill to pari-mutuels: Drop dead
(Florida) -- The House on Friday dropped its 83-page omnibus gambling bill for 2018, which reads like a love letter to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a poison pen...
article Despite Seminole concerns, fantasy sports bill ready in Senate
(Florida) -- A Senate bill to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation cleared its last committee this week, making it available for the floor. But...

1/22/2018

press release Seminole Casino Immokalee names assistant general manager
(Florida) -- Edward Aguilar has been named Assistant General Manager and Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. Aguilar is an enrolled member of the...

1/20/2018

article Weekly Roundup: Capitol Grapples with Porn, Gambling, Storms
(Florida) -- Plants froze. Pipes burst. Noses dripped. Temperatures approached the teens this week in Tallahassee, causing a conundrum for visitors to the Capitol from...
article 2017 Trends Continue In 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Super High Roller
(Florida) -- Two major poker trends from 2017 continued to kick off the 2018 South Florida poker calendar at the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Super High...

1/11/2018

article City of Jacksonville may support lawsuit to shut down local internet cafes
(Florida) -- The City of Jacksonville may be getting involved in the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s attempt to shut down several Jacksonville internet cafes.

1/10/2018

article 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Schedule
(Florida) -- The Lucky Hearts Poker Open is coming back to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida soon. Last year the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky...
article Lucky Hearts tournament breaks open at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Seminole casinos continue to dominate South Florida’s multimillion-dollar poker scene. This time, it’s the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, running...

1/5/2018

article A new way to calculate gambler reward points
(Atlantic City) -- There have long been two basic approaches to player rewards programs. The first is to reveal how many dollars in play it takes to earn a point and how...

1/2/2018

article REVIEW: Seminole Classic marks 35 years with bingo bash
(Florida) -- Decades before there were slot machines and blackjack tables in South Florida, there was bingo. And the place that started it all -- so much of a local...

12/17/2017

article Seminole Brighton Casino set for blackjack and more
(Florida) -- Seminole Brighton Casino will preview blackjack and other table games to its guests starting Monday, according to a news release Friday. The casino, located...

12/15/2017

press release Seminole Casino Brighton introduces table games
(Florida) -- The casino located northwest of Lake Okeechobee is currently putting the finishing touches on a new pit area (encompassing 750 square feet), which will...

12/14/2017

article Seminole Tribe suing Jacksonville 'electronic gambling parlors'
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a lawsuit against 11 operators of "electronic gambling parlors" in Duval County for infringing upon the tribe's...
article Gambler unlocks the secret code to calculating Seminole casino payback rates
(Florida) -- Gambling expert and bestselling author Steve Bourie has shared with the world how he cracked the secrets of the Seminole casinos’ closely guarded payback...

12/13/2017

article Seminole Tribe now going after Jax ‘gambling parlors’
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed suit against 25 operators of what’s called “electronic gambling parlors” in the Jacksonville area...
article As gambling options grow, compacts get more complicated
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has sounded an alarm that likely will become familiar in the coming years: that their exclusivity is being compromised because...

12/9/2017

article Lawmakers Look To Clarify Playing Fantasy Sports Is Not Gambling
(Florida) -- Lawmakers are once again working to assure the 3-million Floridians who play fantasy sports with friends that they’re not breaking the law. A measure...
article Seminole Tribe Warns Florida Legislators That DFS Bill May Violate Compact
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has sent a letter to members of the Florida legislature, warning them that a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports (DFS)...

12/7/2017

article Florida’s Seminole Tribe Threatens to Cease Payments Due to Potential Fantasy Sports Legislation
(Florida) -- In the world of entertainments, there are new gaming options springing every day. Some of them are more successful than others, but all of them are...

12/5/2017

press release Gambling Author Says He Knows What Slots Are Set to Pay Back to the Public at Seminole Casinos in Florida
(Florida) -- The author of America's #1 best-selling book on casino gambling and travel says he has developed a simple formula to calculate the theoretical payback...

12/1/2017

article Hollywood Hard Rock casino could feature 450 foot guitar tower
(Florida) -- The expansion of the Hollywood Hard Rock casino could include an eye-catching 450-foot ‘guitar tower’ according to media reports. Orlandoweekly....

11/26/2017

article Hard Rock opening 450ft tall hotel shaped like a giant guitar
(Florida) -- Construction of a giant 450 foot Hard Rock Hotel shaped like a guitar has finally been given the green light. Fireworks, a fanfare and guitar smashing...

11/25/2017

article Seminole tribe member wishes for Native Americans to have a bigger voice
(Florida) -- D’Anna Osceola holds on to the color of her culture: a painting of little black bird silhouettes with a light blue backdrop sits on a shelf in her office at...

11/22/2017

article SORTAL: Seminoles on gambling expansion: Hold. That. Line!
(Florida) -- It’s football season, so let’s use football terms to look Florida gambling: the Seminole Tribe of Florida had a successful summer of playing...

11/20/2017

article Motlow first Seminole Tribe member to score for Florida St.
(Florida) -- Justin Motlow accomplished something on Saturday that has never happened in the 71-year history of Florida State football.

11/16/2017

article Jackpot! Florida Slots Player Wins $2.3 Million at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Jackpots are hit at casinos around the world every day, but when they stretch into the millions of dollars, people start to take notice. That’s what...

11/2/2017

article Seminole Tribe of FL plans $1.5B Hard Rock expansion featuring guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- Rather than just providing an opportunity to gamble, casinos are becoming entertainment destinations with games of chance as just one component. In July,...
article Seminoles break ground on $1.5bn expansion of Hard Rock Hotel
(Florida) -- Tribal leaders and gaming executives from the Seminole Tribe of Florida have commenced work on a $1.5bn expansion of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...
article The Rez Grill is the latest celeb-chef concept coming to the Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Newish Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa president Joe Lupo sat across the table from newly appointed creative culinary director Frank Anderson.

10/19/2017

article Court gives boost to legal fight against new state rule that would allow more toxins in water
(Florida) -- After a year of legal hurdles, the city of Miami and Seminole Tribe of Florida can now move forward with a lawsuit challenging a state rule that would allow...

10/17/2017

article Miami Judge Dismisses Seminole Tribe's Utility Tax Challenge
(Florida) -- A Miami federal judge dismissed the Seminole Tribe of Florida's second lawsuit seeking relief from state utility taxes, ruling the issue was already...

9/23/2017

article Ex-Seminole chief experiences UNCP
(North Carolina) -- The networking efforts of the curator of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Museum of the Southeast American Indian is paying off....

9/19/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to hire 50 for fine dining restaurant
(Florida) -- If you have friends who work in the restaurant industry, you might want to let them know about a new restaurant that will be hiring 50 people. The Seminole...
article Country star Lee Greenwood to perform at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee
(Florida) -- He's proud to be an American and he's happy to be coming to Collier County: Country star Lee Greenwood performs at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee...

9/16/2017

article Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma. The tribe closed some of its gaming facilities and limited operations at others as the...

9/14/2017

article Seminole Tribe reports little damage to casinos after Hurricane Irma hits Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has emerged mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma. The tribe closed some of its gaming facilities and limited operations at others as the...

9/9/2017

article Hurricane Irma: President Trumps signs Emergency Declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida
(Florida) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to...

9/7/2017

article Seminole Tribe Member Motlow Makes Strides With Receivers
(Florida) -- More than anyone who has ever played football at Florida State, Justin Motlow is a Seminole. No, really. Motlow’s grandmother, Louise, is 100-percent...

8/30/2017

article Florida Launches Aggressive Crackdown on Designated Player Games at Pari-mutuel Venues
(Florida) -- Florida gambling chiefs have launched legal action against two pari-mutuel venues, the Sarasota Kennel Club and Pensacola Greyhound Racing, for their...

8/20/2017

article History comes alive at St. Augustine Seminole Wars convocation
(Florida) -- The drum beat a slow, mournful cadence as a procession of soldiers in 1842 uniforms led by two mounted cavalrymen proceeded down St. Augustine’s...
article The Crisis of 1849 and the establishment of Fort Hamer
(Florida) -- During the 19th century, the United States was a rapidly growing nation, acquiring many new territories. This rapid acquisition of land led to a direct need...

8/17/2017

article Martin Kozlov Wins SHRPO 2017 Championship, John Andress Proves ‘Chip and a Chair’ Theory Once More
(Florida) -- Earlier this week, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino completed its 18-event 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) series in South Florida....

8/16/2017

article Florida and Seminole Tribe deal benefits state finances
(Florida) -- A deal struck between the US state of Florida as the Seminole Tribe is reportedly bringing significant economic benefits. State officials have most recently...
article LENS: Humanity’s Hand in Shaping the Everglades
(Florida) -- Many of Adam Nadel’s photographs are, at first glance, quiet landscapes devoid of human presence. Nothing could be further from the truth. “...

8/15/2017

article Florida budget aided by new gambling deal with Seminoles
(Florida) -- A new gambling deal between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe is going to help legislators balance the budget. State officials are meeting Tuesday...
article Florida Budget Back In The Black Helped By Gambling Profits
(Florida) -- Florida economists are out with their latest predictions about the state’s financial health over the next couple of budget years.

8/14/2017

article Seminoles, Scott Meet In ‘Social Visit’
(Florida) -- Florida Governor Rick Scott recently met at the governor's mansion with representatives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Billed as a "social visit...

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