Online Poker

Legal Gambling



Online Gambling Legal in Florida in 2019?


When it comes to live poker offerings, Florida stands out as one of the most energetic and fun states to play in. You have poker rooms across the state that offer you plenty of live action. Unfortunately, the realm of the online casino looks a little less attractive. In fact, no effort has been made to legalize online poker since 2012 when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States tried to open the state to online gambling, but the bill got fogged out in the ensuing complications.

A New Movement Coming Forward

In 2019, the Seminoles have been in talks about online gaming as part of a compact. They have expressed a desire to legalize online casino games and online poker. Unfortunately, Governor Rick Scott canceled these plans. When we look at the history of Governor Rick Scott, the last time that he signed a bill was in late 2015, and he helped to extend the bill over into 2018. That bill will end May 31, 2019, which is why the Seminoles are pushing for new compacts. 

Heated Negotiations

At times, the negotiations have gotten fierce and rife with conflict, but the Seminoles have slowly been in talks that would make them nearly the exclusive provider of online gaming in the Peninsula State. They will be granted this in exchange for making payments to the state. Even in the past, that amount has never been a little sum of cash, and in fact, it reached as high as $350 million every year. 

The conflict in the negotiations come from two different points. First, it comes from the Seminoles wanting exclusive rights to gambling in the state, and other operators have had a lot of arguments against this. Second, the fight has come from restrictions on the players who play at the casinos. However, they have already resolved this matter through lawsuits in the court system.

In some ways, the Seminoles have tried to monopolize the online gambling arena in the Sunshine State so that people can only gamble through them. It has been a froth-mouthed battle as the Seminoles took the state of Florida to court, and Florida countersued. During one ruling, they're in favor of the Seminoles, and during the next ruling, they're in favor of the state. Most likely, we will see online gambling become legal in the state of Florida at some point in 2019, no matter what the ruling.

>> All legal poker news in USA   >> Florida Online Gambling News

Online Poker News in USA

08/09/2019 WSOP Player Sued For Unpaid Winnings
There is a tradition in the World Series of Poker for some players to take on financial backers in order to get into the big tournament in the first place. The cost for a seat at the table is ten thousand dollars. Some peop... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
07/30/2019 Online Poker in Michigan Remains Stalled
It appears that residents of Michigan will have to wait a little bit longer for online poker. While legislators appeared poised to approve online poker in early 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has stalled efforts to get onl... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
07/26/2019 Online Poker Is Still Missing In Pennsylvania
Online poker has been technically legal in the state of Pennsylvania for almost two years now, but there is still not an active online poker community in that state. In fact, there are currently no providers of legal online... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
07/05/2019 Pennsylvania Still Waiting for Online Poker
Pennsylvania has taken one of the most progressive approaches to legalized online gambling in the United States. Lawmakers in Pennsylvania have approved online casino games, sports betting, and poker. Casino gambling and sp... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
05/31/2019 The Master Is Here To Teach Us Some Poker
The poker world often turns to some of its most successful stars when seeking advice for how to play the game well. At this point most of the public knows that poker is a game of skill rather than luck. The more that you bu... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
>> All poker websites news in USA

  Home > Online Poker > Online Poker News in USA > Online Gambling Legal in Florida in 2019?