Florida Casinos Searching for Craps and Roulette Dealers

  • Seminole Gaming is hosting a hiring event in the northeast for craps and roulette dealers.
  • The overturning of a 2021 decision that invalidated a Florida gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe would legalize craps and roulette.
  • Without an appeal, craps and roulette would potentially launch on August 21.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Florida casinos are hiring craps and roulette dealers at their six brick-and-mortar casino locations after a decision to invalidate the 2021 gaming compact between the Seminole Tribe and the state of Florida was overturned on June 30. Seminole Gaming has extended their job search to the northeast, where they are hosting multiple hiring events to get table game dealers to relocate to Florida.

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood conducted in-person interviews in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York with offers made on the spot, showing the casinos are gearing up for craps and roulette to launch on August 21.

Seminole Gaming currently operates legal gambling in Florida through their six owned casinos across the state. On the Seminole Gaming Careers page, many job openings for craps and roulette tables are available across all Hard Rock Casino locations.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court ruling that invalidated the 2021 gaming compact which permitted the Seminole Tribe to offer craps, roulette, and even sports betting. If the decision is completed without appeal, online casino games like craps and roulette will be available across Florida casinos.

The Appeals court ruling states that “We see the case differently. IGRA “regulate[s] gaming on Indian lands, and nowhere else.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Cmty., 572 U.S. 782, 795 (2014). Thus, to be sure, an IGRA gaming compact can legally authorize a tribe to conduct gaming only on its own lands. But at the same time, IGRA does not prohibit a gaming compact—which is, at bottom, an agreement between a tribe and a state—from discussing other topics, including those governing activities “outside Indian lands[.]” Id. at 796. In fact, IGRA expressly contemplates that a compact “may” do so where the activity is “directly related to” gaming. 25 U.S.C. § 2710(d)(3)(C)(vii).”

Whether the decision is appealed or not, the U.S. Courts ruling in favor of the tribe is a great sign for the possibility of craps and roulette in Florida casinos in the near future.