This December, Seminole Casino locations will expand their casino gambling options with new games and sports betting.
In 2021, the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida agreed to the federal Indian-Gaming Regulatory Act that allowed the tribe to offer sports betting if the servers were located on tribal grounds.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the law to approve the compact in 2021; however, other betting establishments filed suit. A district court eventually decided to block the compact and stalled the launch of sports betting in Florida.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida appealed the ruling, and the case went to the federal Supreme Court. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that he respected the district court ruling but stated that the concerns under state law were not squarely presented.
Now that the appeals have been approved by the high court of the United States, Seminole casinos plan to launch new casino games, including craps and roulette, to their gaming floors along with domestic sport betting options for Florida residents.
Is Online Gambling Legal In Florida?
Yes, Florida residents can access online casinos and sportsbooks from offshore sites that operate legally in the United States. 18+ casinos in Florida are only available online from offshore gambling sites.
Only six states allow online casino gambling from state-based casinos: Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
What Casino Games Can Florida Residents Play Online?
Florida residents can access all the same games and more that the tribal casinos offer. Some popular online casino games include blackjack, slots, roulette, baccarat, video poker, and more.
Some online casinos also offer live dealer games via a live video and audio feed. Live dealer games typically have buy-ins that range from $5 – $2,000, depending on the site and the game. Casino games with live dealers generally cost a little more since they do not utilize the random number generators that other online casino games utilize.
How Many Casinos Are In Florida?
There are currently seven tribal casinos in Florida, with six of them owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the other owned by the Miccosukee Tribe. In Florida, the legal gambling age is 21, but select online casinos will accept players over the age of 18.
To learn more about Florida’s tribal casino locations, see our reviews of local Florida casinos, where we discuss the pros and cons of each location.