This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida. This section amends this Article and affects Article XI by making citizens initiatives the exclusive method of authorizing casino gambling. This amendment requires a vote by citizens’ initiative under Article XI, section 3, for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law. Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the right of the Legislature to exercise its authority through general law to restrict, regulate, or tax any gaming or gambling activities. Their creative and innovative ways, backed by huge advancements in the tech industry, have enabled the sky to be the limit for the creation and development of new slot games.

1171(a)(1); and any other game not authorized by Article X, section 15, whether or not defined as a slot machine, in which outcomes are determined by random number generator or are similarly assigned randomly, such as instant or historical racing. The measure added Section 29 to Article X of the Florida Constitution. The measure did not impact the ability of Native American tribes to enter into compacts with the state concerning casino gambling on Native American tribal lands. This was approved in the recent bill, and those in Arizona can register from their phones with any legalized operator within the state. The compact allowed the Seminole Tribe to operate blackjack at five facilities through 2015 and required the tribe to share revenue with the state.

As of 2018, card games, casino games, and slot machines were prohibited at non-tribal facilities in all but two counties in Florida. In 2004, voters passed an initiative, Amendment 4, to allow voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to authorize slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities, such as horse racing, greyhound racing, and jai alai exhibitions, that existed and were licensed during the two years prior. As used herein, “casino gambling” does not include pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, dog racing, or jai alai exhibitions. As used in this section, “casino gambling” means any of the types of games typically found in casinos and that are within the definition of Class III gaming in the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C.