Alas, my local casino is the Seminole Immokalee, a tiny little dump.
I think I checked out that casino once
Was interested in playing poker
No games going on but a few players waiting
Because I showed up, they had enough to start a game
Yea that is small when the Hard Rock Tampa usually has at least 30 full poker tables
You can buy the 5 and 9 in PA and vig on win.
That alone, would pay for the parking. But FL casinos, on land, have no craps.
Kind of pricy, 20 minimum bet usually
Pai Gow poker at Derby Lane poker room in St Pete FL just started up
5 dollar min, no commission, no fortune bet
Its a game I enjoy a lot.
Its fun in that there is some thinking and I like handling cards and setting hands
House has an edge of course
Its so so slight
No commission pai gow poker
House edge just on ties
Put 30k on the table and you can bank
House and Senate Bills differ ... court cases also looming.
Ugh! Please don't remind me. The state's leadership acting like Keystone Cops chasing their own tails. What an embarrassment.
Orlando is high crime, high drugs, high gangland, but its still the place of MONEY, Disneyland therefore there will be no non-Disney compatible activities such as crime drugs gangs or gambling. Those with money will bring it to Florida for Disney, not for gambling not for Disney and gambling, just for Disney.
Disney is fading glory. Real world is drugs, crime,gangs, gambling. Let the money flow to casino owhers.
Disney is fading glory. Let the money flow to casino owners but not thru the Seminoles.
Its all a question about reality. Those with money will bring it to Florida for Disney, not for gambling...not thru the Seminoles.
Yes. All that you said and more.
- Whatever happens in Florida, the Seminoles cannot wind up with less than before, otherwise the Compact is voided.
- Like them or hate them, IMHO the Seminoles have tried to negotiate Compact amendments in good faith, including continuing to pay the state's percentage of gaming revenues when recent court cases say that is not necessary.
- Florida -- when it can get its act together at all -- has played fast and loose with the requirement that parties negotiating the Compact must act in good faith. If memory serves (and I can probably find a reference), Florida's attorney general commented publicly that the state, indeed, had negotiated the original Compact with the Seminoles in good faith. But, she asserted, that requirement does not apply to AMENDMENTS to the original Compact.
- "Whoa! Is that even possible?" one might reasonably ask. In Florida, that crap is "business as usual." We have a governor who, prior to running for public office, took the Fifth Amendment 50+ times when his medical services company was investigated for medical payment problems. Who then used his fortune to buy his way into office, rudely pushing every other Republican primary candidate out of the way and far outspending his Democrat opponent. And his running mate as Lieutenant Governor had to resign after being linked to a statewide veteran's "charity" that apparently enriched only the operators. Get outta the way, New Jersey! Here comes Florida as the champion of corruption.
- But, guess what! The Office of Indian Gaming (in the US Dep't of Interior) has put everyone on notice that it hasn't been pleased with what it sees. And, it carries a big club. That is, unless some new Sec'y of the Interior appointed by our new president decides, "Hey, all this looks OK to me. Business as usual in Florida, so no problem."
- And the legislators are looking at ways to have more direct impact on decisions by judges by things like term limits, etc. Because who likes to have some durn judge decide you didn't do your homework right when you rewrote the Seminole Compact (or screwed up other state gaming regulations).
Are we having fun yet? Or, what?