Sports betting may be heading to Florida in deal agreed to by DeSantis, Seminole Tribe

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Yet while the Florida Senate appears to be on board, the Florida House may go slow and request a May special session.

More than half of all states now allow some form of legal sports betting, and if a proposal which has been agreed to in principle between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the state gets approved by the Legislature in the next week, Florida could be added to that list and at least $500 million could be added to the annual budget.

The concept is central to an agreement in concept reached this week between the Tribe and Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to five sources who represent parties in the negotiation and were briefed on the deal but were not authorized to speak on the record.

Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. said in a statement to the Times/Herald that the deal negotiated this week with Gov. Ron.

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