Don’t look now, but it appears a “substantial” sports betting deal is coming to Florida under Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Politico’s Gary Fineout cited multiple sources in reporting that Florida looks primed to approve a sports betting deal at tribe-run casinos and other gambling outlets.
DeSantis has been “personally involved in the negotiations for weeks,” Fineout reported. “The main points of the deal have been finalized, and one well-informed gaming lobbyist contended that the only hold up is signing off on the final wording in a written agreement.”
Should the sports betting deal become a reality, it would signify another feather in DeSantis’ cap as he heads into his re-election bid in 2022.
“Sports betting would be allowed at both tribe casinos and tracks, and other gambling facilities. The bets would all be run through the tribe and both sides would get a share of the revenue,” Fineout explained. “The Seminoles would be allowed to become like full-blown Las Vegas casinos by also adding craps and roulette.”