Seminole Compact Deal Nowhere In Sight

Perhaps the safest bet in America is that Friday’s deadline for the renewal of Florida’s gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe will not be met.

Lobbyists familiar with the Byzantine complexity of Florida’s gambling politics acknowledge they have no idea when an extension to the Seminole compact will be negotiated or even if it will be.

If the exclusivity provisions of the compact lapses, Las Vegas Sands, Genting and other major commercial casino companies hope the market of the Sunshine State will at long last become available to them after years of denial.

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