Will Seminole Tribe Stop Paying Florida For Gambling Exclusivity?

An attorney representing the Seminole Tribe on Monday declined to rule out a suspension of the tribe’s payments of $350m per year in gaming revenue to Florida to support education and other state government programs.

“The next payment is due May 15. You are welcome to contact me after that regarding this question,” Barry Richard, a prominent lawyer in Tallahassee, Florida, told GamblingCompliance in an email.

Under an agreement last year with previous Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott, the Seminoles agreed to continue paying $350m a year in exchange for exclusive rights to offer blackjack at the tribe’s casinos.

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