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DeSantis signs gaming deal with Seminole Tribe of Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new 30-year gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Friday.

According to a news release by Sen. Wilton Simpson, the contract creates a $2.5 billion revenue-sharing guarantee in the first five years, with $6 billion in new revenues for Florida through 2030.

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The deal includes:

  • A new 30-year term;
  • Craps and roulette;
  • Additional facilities on the Tribe’s Hollywood reservation;
  • Enhanced revenue sharing brackets and;
  • Statewide online sports betting in partnership with the pari-mutuels.

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In order for the deal to take effect, it needs to be ratified by the Florida Legislature.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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