South Florida Indian Casinos Bracing For Blackjack Madness
Blackjack is right there with poker when it comes to the popularity of the two games in casinos. Both games are at the top of the list for people, and both are major money makers for casinos.
In South Florida, the Seminole Indians are getting ready to offer blackjack under a compact that was signed by Governor Charlie Crist. The casinos know the madness that will accompany the new game, and they are starting to get prepared.
"We know that people have been waiting for blackjack down here for a long time, when we finally let them play, it is going to be crazy," says longtime dealer at one of the Seminole casinos, Bob Duprey.
The madness will certainly have an impact on revenue that the casinos will make. That is what Governor Crist was hoping for. The Seminoles will now be obligated to pay the state a portion of their revenue.
The target date for blackjack to be offered is June. The Seminoles have already began traveling the country, holding job fairs where they hope to use the lure of South Florida to find dealers and floor staff.
The Seminole Coconut Creek Casino has plans of expanding their current casino. Eventually, they are hoping to build a hotel, and various retail stores, much like the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
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