Seminole Tribe to host VIP celebration ahead of sports betting launch

December 1, 2023
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Tribal leaders will celebrate with A-list celebrities at a red-carpet event next week.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida leaders will debut craps, roulette and retail sports betting debut its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and other Seminole Casinos locations. The Tribe, along with major celebrities, will usher in the “New Era” of Florida Gaming starting December 7.

In addition to the launch, Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hollywood will welcome several notable celebrity guests for a red-carpet event. Stars scheduled to appear include Sofia Vergara, Jon Bon Jovi, Tiësto, Heather Graham, DJ Khaled, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Mike Tyson, Dwyane Wade, Bobbi Althoff, Sarah Hyland, Fat Joe, Max Weinberg, Willy Chirino and SI Swimsuit Cover Model Brooks Nader.

Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen took a moment to comment on what he believes are potential gains that could come from adding new games.

He said, "The entertainment, travel and tourism industries, and many more, will see positive economic impact caused by the new casino games.

“They will increase tourism to Florida and boost employment not only at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, but also at businesses in the areas surrounding this casino complex and others operated by Seminole Gaming throughout Florida."

Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. said the Tribe is eager to offer Florida players a wider variety of options.

He commented, "The Seminole Tribe of Florida is proud to point to a new era in Florida gaming with the unveiling of our new casino games.

"With the addition of craps, roulette and sports betting, we now offer a full complement of casino games, and we join the ranks of leading casinos around the world."

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