A grand launch occasion on the Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Hollywood marked the start of in-person sports activities betting and on line casino gaming in Florida. December 7 shall be etched within the state’s playing historical past, as three of Seminole Tribe’s casinos, Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Hollywood, Seminole On line casino Coconut Creek, and Seminole Traditional On line casino, began taking bets on quite a lot of sports activities, together with different playing merchandise.
The ceremony commemorating the beginning of those video games at Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Hollywood was hosted by Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr., together with different council members and Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming.
The launch of sports activities, roulette, and craps, amongst different intriguing on line casino video games is a historic milestone, placing Florida on par with the world’s biggest playing areas. As Jim Allen, commented, Florida has nice potential to show into a significant playing vacation spot. Being a retiree hotspot and a preferred trip vacation spot with greater than 21 million inhabitants, Florida has nice prospects for sports activities betting and on line casino gaming: “So I feel sports activities betting will do very nicely. Undoubtedly an additional incentive (to wager on their native groups)”.
He additional commented that the brand new on line casino video games would have a constructive financial influence on the state’s leisure, journey, and tourism industries. New job alternatives could be obtainable not solely at Seminole Exhausting Rock Hollywood but in addition in different companies in proximity to the grand on line casino complicated.
The opening occasion was graced by many celebrities, together with Jon Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Heather Graham, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Mike Tyson, amongst others.
Comparable opening ceremonies throughout the opposite Seminole casinos in Florida proceed by way of Monday, together with Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Tampa on December 8.
Seminole Tribe Chairman Locations the First Ceremonial Guess at Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Hollywood
The Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Marcellus William Osceola Jr., positioned the primary ceremonial wager, value $1,000, at Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino Hollywood. He commented on the tribe’s accomplishments stating “The Seminole Tribe of Florida is proud to level to a brand new period in Florida gaming with the disclosing of our new on line casino video games”. He stated that the addition of recent playing merchandise resembling sports activities betting, roulette, and craps made the tribe’s gaming suite full and on par with different main playing institutions over the globe.
Again in Might 2021, Florida legislators legalized cell sports activities betting in Florida, with the Seminole Tribe launching its app for a short interval later the identical 12 months. Nonetheless, some teams challenged the legality of the app, and the tribe was pressured to close it down. Following the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court docket, the Seminole Tribe of Florida introduced its plans on November 1 to launch in-person sports activities betting, together with different on line casino video games throughout its six land-based playing institutions in Florida.