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Florida State Sen. President Hopeful over New Seminole Gambling Compact Deal

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing dealings between Florida and the Seminole Tribe over gambling exclusivity in the state. An agreement was reached between the two to exclusively offer table games in exchange for monetary compensation to the state. The original compact was set up in 2010 for 20 years with a renegotiation period […]

UPDATE: Judge Rules Florida State Violated Seminole Gambling Compact and Allows Them to Offer Table Games through 2030

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing dealings of the exclusive gambling compact between Florida State and the Seminole Tribe. The compact granted the Seminoles exclusivity of table games in exchange for direct monetary compensation to the state. This limited table games like blackjack to their casinos, despite other state approved gambling venues existing and […]

Florida State & Seminole Tribe in Court over Exclusive Gambling Deal and Gambling Compact

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing nature of the gambling compact between Florida and the Seminole Tribe. They operated under an ongoing exclusive agreement that provided Seminole gambling facilities exclusive rights to table games in exchange for a specified revenue stream to the state of Florida. That deal came to an end and a […]

New York Fantasy Sports Legislation Might Be Subject to Lawsuits Seeking to Stop Expanded Sports Gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing developments in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry. These daily fantasy games are essentially taking the skill based game of fantasy sports that typically lasts and entire season and boiling it down to a daily gambling activity which lacks the same skill based approach as typical fantasy games. […]

Dangerous Decoupling Efforts fail to Advance as Seminole Gambling Compact Dies during this years Florida Legislative Session

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to renew the long standing Seminole Gambling Compact that offers various exclusive rights to the Seminole Indians in exchange for specific payments to the state. That compact expired and a new compact was negotiated between Florida Gov. Scott and the Seminole Tribe. Unfortunately, the compact was not […]

$3 billon Seminole Gambling Compact Signed by Gov Scott Moves on to the Florida Legislature

Casino Watch Focus has reported  on the ongoing negotiations of the Seminole tribe and the Florida Legislature to come to terms on a new gambling compact for the state. It appears after many months of such negotiations, Florida Gov. Scott and the Seminoles have reached a $3 billion gambling deal.   In general, because of the […]

Florida Lawmakers Decision to Ban Card Games Upsets Pari-Mutuel Industry

Casino Watch Focus has reported reported on the ongoing negotiations between the State of Florida and the Seminole Nation in regard to a gambling compact. The recent compact has been in existence for five years and grants exclusive rights to table games, like Black Jack, at the Seminole’s casinos in exchange for tax money to the […]

Florida-Seminole Gambling Compact Sees Lawsuit Added to Negotiations

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of both the Florida Legislature and the Seminole Nation to successfully negotiated a renewed gambling compact for the state. The deadline passed with no resolution, so the state asked the Seminoles to stop offering card games and the Seminole responded with their own pressure. Then it […]

Las Vegas Sands Pulls Lobbying Efforts to Legalize Destination Mega Casinos in Florida

Over the years, Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing efforts of Law Vegas Sands to get approval to build a Vegas-Style, full-scale, mega casino. They have focused most of their efforts with lobbyist attempting to craft legislation that would make it through the Florida legislature. Despite many efforts and bills, no significant progress […]

UPDATE: Seminole Compact Negotiations resume with Florida State Government, but with a Possible Dangerous Twist

Casino Watch Focus has reported that the gambling compact between Florida and the Seminole Tribe to exclusively allow table games at their tribal casinos came to an end. The next move was for the Florida legislature to reach out and ask when the Seminoles planned to stop offering the table games. The Tribe’s position was that […]

Seminole Tribe Looks to Protect Interests and Limit Gambling by Joining Slot Lawsuit and Aggressively Urging Compact Negotiations with State Legislators

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the recent Florida Appeals Court ruling to allow gambling expansion through voter initiated slot machine licenses. Recently, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the court for a rehearing in the matter. Now, the Seminole Tribe has asked to be included in the lawsuit because they fear such expansion harms […]

Florida Senate Says Gambling Bills are Dead this Legislative Session

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting  on the ongoing gambling developments during this year’s Florida legislative session.  The Florida House moved forward and passed a bill, but the Senate has been taking more time to push any legislation, in part at the urging of Gov. Scott and in part due to a lack of agreement […]

Florida House Passes Gambling Bill but Gov Scott Asks the Senate to Hold Off while he negotiates with the Seminole Tribe

Casino Watch Focus reported on the two bills the Florida House and Senate were debating.  The Florida House committee has now voted to create a new state gambling agency to act as a gambling commission.  The Miami Herald explains that Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Senate to hold off moving forward until after he […]

Brief Look at Crime 09/09 – 09/15

Sanford man pleads guilty to murder at gambling house A 30-year-old Sanford man, charged with shooting up a house where he’d lost a good deal of money at dice, killing one man and paralyzing another, agreed to a plea deal that will send him to prison for 25 years. Attorneys had just finished picking a […]

UPDATE: Florida State Senators introduce Vegas Style Casino expansion bill

Casino Watch Focus reported that Las Vegas Sands Corp and Wynn Casinos pitched their idea for Vegas style casinos to the Senate Regulation Industries Committee.  Now an online source is reporting that two Florida State Senators serving in that Committee, Dennis Jones and Maria Sachs, have officially filed legislation that would create destination gambling casinos: […]