On March 12th, 2008, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is beginning to hire employees for their blackjack games and other casino games for their planned gaming expansion even though their gambling compact with Governor Charlie Crist was being challenged before the Florida Supreme Court. The Seminole Tribe will be starting to print out advertisements for the available job opportunities for 3,650 blackjack dealer positions as well as baccarat, pai gow and other poker games.
The tribe is also looking for floor managers, cage and pit managers for their casino facilities in Hollywood, Tampa, Coconut Creek and Everglades. The Seminole Tribe is also planning to held job fairs in Atlantic City, New Jersey and in April in Hartford, Connecticut. It will also hold job fairs in Mississippi and Las Vegas. Both the game of blackjack and baccarat are part of the gaming compact that are signed back in November by Seminole Head Mitchell Cypress and Governor Charlie Crist that also permits for Las Vegas style slot machines to be hosted at the casino facilities of the tribe.
The Florida House of Representatives is challenging the gambling compact, saying that Gov. Crist should have asked for their permission. Both Crist and the Seminole tribe said that the federal law allowed them to act independently. They also said that even without the gambling compact, the slot machines could be offered at Broward and Miami-Dade County because voters have agreed to do so.
The tribe could also have offered craps with the law and the state would not receive any tax profit from it if they do not have the gaming compact.
Thursday, March 20 , 2008