Online casino negotiation clause removed from Florida compact
| By Daniel O'Boyle
The compact allowing Florida’s Seminole Tribe to offer sports betting in the state has been approved by two House committees, but only after a new amendment removing a pathway for the tribe to offer online casino gaming in the future.
The compact had initially included a provision that the state and the tribe “engage in good faith negotiations” within the next three years to allow the tribe to offer online casino gaming.
It was put before both the Florida House and Senate to be ratified in a special session.
However, House Speaker Chris Sprowls said that he and many other members of the house opposed the section of the compact that could pave the way for casino gaming.