TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Soon, lawmakers will be back in Tallahassee to focus on the future of Florida gaming. They’ll consider a new compact with the Seminole Tribe to expand their operations and offer mobile sports betting.
But, a new poll suggests voters want to weigh in.
A recent McLaughlin & Associates poll of 800 likely voters found the following:
Perhaps the biggest takeaway, an overwhelming 76 percent of respondents want voters, not lawmakers, to have a say on the new deal.
Lawmakers are set to consider the agreement during a special session starting May 17.
Brokered by the Tribe and Gov. Ron DeSantis, it promises billions in new state revenue and lets the Tribe’s current Hard Rock casinos in South Florida offer craps and roulette.
The Tribe also becomes a hub for mobile sports betting, bringing it to the nation’s third-largest state.
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