Seminole Tribe Of Florida Donates Almost $2 Million To Fight Compulsive Gambling

November 18th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer

Florida’s Seminole tribe has recently given a sum of $1.75 million dollars to help fight compulsive gambling. Tribal officials gathered with Governor Charlie Crist on Wednesday to present the check to the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.

This donation comes shortly after the Seminole Tribe had reached an agreement with the state that would allow their casinos to offer blackjack and baccarat in several of their casinos.

Crist has thanked the Seminole Tribe for their contribution in a press release. “I am grateful for Floridians like the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling who give their time and resources to support and educate their fellow Floridians,” began Governor Crist. “My administration has worked closely with the Seminole Tribe of Florida for three years, and they have remained steadfastly committed to the betterment of our state.”

The compact Crist had signed between the State and the Tribe is set to contribute a minimum of $1 billion to the state. The funds will likely go toward education in the state of Florida.

A not for profit organization, the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling helps those in need cope with pathological gambling problems. Information, referrals, and support services are available through the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling.

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