FanDuel, DraftKings pursue sports betting ballot measure in Florida
Florida’s new compact with the Seminole Tribe gives it a monopoly over sports betting, but two online betting companies are seeking to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat after being shut out of the state’s newly legalized sports betting market.sun-sentinel.com
DeSantis signs Florida gambling bills, bringing sports betting a step closer
With no fanfare, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bills related to the gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe on Tuesday afternoon, bringing sports betting a step closer in Florida and craps and roulette closer to some tribal casinos.
2 men arrested in killing at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino garage
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino garage back in July, Seminole Tribe police say. Thomas was arrested Nov. 24 in Fort Lauderdale and is being held without bond in the Broward County Jail, authorities say. He will be transported to Broward County, where both suspects are expected to stand trial, the Seminole tribe says. Dion Brown, 21, and Jaleel Arnett Thomas, 25, were arrested in connection with the killing of a North Lauderdale man at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in July. Seminole Tribe police said it took several law enforcement agencies to make the arrests.
Legislature’s new leaders say fighting pandemic will wait until next year
Still, the state could get additional revenues by renewing a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe or by passing a bill to collect more online sales taxes, which Simpson doesn’t see as a tax increase because it would require collecting taxes already due to the state. He also floated the idea of allowing universities to raise tuition, something they haven’t done in more than 10 years, largely due to pressure from former Gov. Rick Scott.sun-sentinel.com
Miccosukee casino opens, betting on players wanting to return
MIAMI, Fla. – The Miccosukee Tribe re-opened its casino Sunday morning with the announcement “From our tribe to yours, Welcome Back!” The Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, off of Krome Avenue, is the first casino in South Florida to open since the coronavirus pandemic. Miami-Dade Carlos Gimenez commented on his Twitter account about the opening, explaining that the county doesn’t have jurisdiction over the tribal lands. We've learned that the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming has already opened. (See the welcome back video below)Guests are required to wipe down a slot or other gaming machine after their use. The casino opened its doors Sunday at 9 a.m. and will stay open until 10 p.m. After Sunday, the casino will be open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Ten Best Casinos in South Florida
EXPAND Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Photo by Daniel NewcombThe Ten Best Casinos in South Florida| |When it comes to casinos, Florida is no Las Vegas. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the ten best casinos in South Florida. The patio for smokers, billed the Dog Pound, offers slot machines in addition to flat-screen TVs and luxury seating. Like the Seminole Hard Rock (see below), Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is one of only a handful of casinos in Florida legally allowed to offer live-action blackjack. The complex also offers the best music and comedy acts among all South Florida casinos, the fine-dining Japanese restaurant Kuro, and a 4.5-acre lagoon-style pool.miaminewtimes.com