FRLA Statement on New Gaming Compact with Seminole Tribe

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida announced an historic new gaming compact which will bring at least $2.5 billion in revenue to the state in the next five years and an expected $6 billion through the end of this decade.

Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), released the following statement.
“On behalf of Florida’s hospitality industry, I want to congratulate Governor Ron DeSantis, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Senate President Wilton Simpson, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls on the historic signing of the new gaming compact. This is a huge win for all Floridians and for the tourism industry, which has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only will the agreement create jobs, but it will also bring more visitors to our great state. Florida’s hotels and restaurants are ready to welcome the many visitors our state will have due to this new compact.”
For more details on the compact, including a copy of the agreement, please visit Governor DeSantis’ press release here.