The ink isn’t even dry of the Seminole Gaming Compact with the state of Florida, but already there are political challenges being raised. That agreement paves the way for sports betting in the state. But the mayor of Miami Beach has voiced his concerns that the agreement is corrupted, and he wants the Federal Government to kill the deal.
The U.S. Department of the Interior must approve the agreement since it involves a Native American tribe. And the Miami Beach mayor believes that the new compact between the Seminoles and the state has been corrupted and hijacked by politicians with “non-tribal casino interests”. The Governor of Florida responded to the mayor’s statements, calling them “Pure, idiotic politics”. And he challenged the mayor to point out any part of the agreement that had been ‘hijacked’.
So what now? Well, we know that the Seminole Gaming Compact will be closely examined by officials at the Department of the Interior. We trust that they will spot anything that is “corrupted”, as well as any parts of the agreement which may be a problem. We will report on what happens next.