The state’s most plentiful casinos have been operating on Seminole Tribe of Florida land for more than a decade.
The tribe’s facilities have long been a popular destination for Florida gamblers looking to play popular Las Vegas-style card games. While they also try their luck at slot machines. Even though racetracks and jai alai frontons in Miami-Dade and Broward counties also have slots, the Seminoles own the state’s only full-fledged casinos.
However, Gov. Ron DeSantis and tribal Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. announced a multibillion-dollar deal last month. It opens the door for other gambling behemoths to establish a foothold in the nation’s third-most populous state.