TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida House of Representatives has voted to pass the implementing bill for the 2021 Gaming Compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which is estimated to bring in $6 billion through the year 2030. The implementing bill for the 2021 Gaming Compact passed 97-17.
“Today, we achieved a historic deal for the state of Florida,” said Speaker Chris Sprowls. “I want to congratulate Governor DeSantis, Chairman Osceola and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and President Simpson for their hard work negotiating a deal that will bring billions to our state. I also want to thank Chairman Renner for working with me to ensure that there will be no expansion of online casino gaming in Florida, as well as our bill sponsors Chairman Payne, Representative Garrison, and Chairman Fine for shepherding this legislation through the process.”
The 30-year compact was executed between the Governor and the Seminole Tribe on April 23, 2021, and amended on May 17. It will supersede the 2010 Compact. Once the Secretary of the Interior receives the compact, they will have 45 days to approve, disapprove, or take no action and allow it to become effective to the extent it is in compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).