Seminole Tribe Cuts Off Casino Payments To Florida

The Seminole Tribe told Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday that effective immediately they will cease paying the state $350m per year in gaming revenue.

The tribe hand-delivered a letter to the Republican governor on Tuesday, saying $33m in monthly revenue-sharing payments from Seminole tribal casinos would stop while the state and tribe continue discussions to settle an ongoing dispute over designated-player card games at commercial gambling venues.

“The tribe will follow its agreement with the state and suspend its revenue share payments until the illegal card game issue is resolved,” Seminole council chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. wrote.

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