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    Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

    • Number of Casinos 15

    • Economic Impact $12.70 Billion

    • Jobs Supported 72,892

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $2.14 Billion

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $694.0 Million (2022 Commercial GGR)

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    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    • Number of Casinos 8

    • Economic Impact $4.33 Billion

    • Jobs Supported 22,737

    • Tax Impact $706.2 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $694.0 Million (2022)

    Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    • Number of Casinos 7

    • Economic Impact $8.37 Billion

    • Jobs Supported 50,155

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $1.43 Billion

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $2.56 Billion (2016)

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    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

    Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
    2601 Blair Stone Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035
    850-487-1395
    Website

    The Office of Slot Operations within the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering regulates slot machine operations.

    The Office of Slot Operations is charged with the oversight of the day-to-day operations at slot facilities, as well as the licensing of individuals and ensuring the integrity of slot machine gaming in the state.

    AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
    Slot Machine Operator License
    Business Entity Occupational License

    For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the only tribe in the state of Florida authorized to offer Class III gaming.

    The Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission is primarily responsible for carrying out the tribe’s regulatory responsibilities under the tribal gaming ordinance, the compact, and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (the IGRA).

    The Governor’s Office in Florida provides oversight of Indian casinos through the state compliance agency (SCA). The compact agreements stipulate that the SCA has the authority to ensure games are conducted in compliance with compact provisions. The SCA can be any agency which the Florida legislature has designated for this purpose. Under the latest compact, the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has been appointed with state oversight.

    The Seminole compact terminates in 2030; however, some of its provisions authorizing the tribe to offer specific games terminated in 2015.

    AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
    Supplier of Gaming Goods or Services License

    For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

     

    GAMING TAX RATE
    There is a 35 percent slot machine tax.

    TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    None

    WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
    None

    TAX ALLOCATION
    Slot machine tax is distributed to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund of the Department of Education.

    EXCLUSIVITY FEE
    In May 2019, the Seminole Tribe ceased payments to the state for violation of the tribal-state gaming compact. Until the state and the tribe reach a new agreement over certain card game exclusivity, the tribe will no longer make payments.

    TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    None.

    WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
    None.

    STATE USE OF REVENUE
    None.

    TRIBAL USE OF REVENUE
    Requirements as described in IGRA.

    STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
    Slot machine facilities are required to pay an annual “compulsive or addictive gambling prevention program fee” of $250,000.

    SELF-EXCLUSION
    Yes

    COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
    None

    ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
    Each slot machine gaming licensee must establish a responsible gaming advertising program.

    ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
    Required for slot machine gaming licenses

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    21+ years of age to gamble
    21+ years of age on floor

    STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
    No less than $250,000 per facility annually

    SELF-EXCLUSION
    Patrons may self-exclude for a minimum of one year, five years, or a lifetime.

    COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
    None

    ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
    Advertising and marketing must contain a responsible gambling message and a toll-free helpline number for problem gamblers.

    ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
    Signs bearing a toll-free helpline number and educational and informational materials must be made available at conspicuous locations.

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    The Seminole Tribe have instituted a policy that prohibits individuals under 18 years of age from taking part in live poker or bingo. An additional policy is in place that restricts individuals under 21 years of age from participating in any other form of casino gaming.

    OPERATION ON HOLIDAYS
    Yes

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    Must be approved by a licensed independent testing laboratory.

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal compliance regulations.

    SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
    Must be formally approved by state, and requires state employee to be present for delivery.

    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    None

     

    CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
    None

    SMOKING BANS
    Yes

    CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
    Yes. Florida gaming laws and regulations allow for slot machine games to include electronic payment systems, except a credit card and debit card. Additionally, Florida does not accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    Yes

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal compliance requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.

    SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal shipping requirements under the Johnson Act apply.

    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    Yes

     

    CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
    Yes

    SMOKING BANS
    Yes.

    CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
    Yes. Electronic payment systems are permitted for slot machine games. Additionally, Florida does not accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

    AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
    The Seminole Tribe of Florida

    MOBILE/ONLINE
    Allowed statewide

    TAX RATE
    Retail: 13.75%
    Online: 10%

    INITIAL LICENSING FEE
    Licensing regulations have not been announced by the Tribe.

    LICENSE RENEWAL FEE
    N/A

    AMATEUR RESTRICTIONS
    Wagering on the following types of events are prohibited:

    • Bets on youth sports.
    • Proposition bets on college sports.

    TAX ON PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    No

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    Must be 21 years old.