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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 5.12.21

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Good Wednesday morning.

According to a new poll, Florida voters overwhelmingly support the new Gaming Compact between the state and Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. recently signed the new Gaming Compact, which would give the Tribe exclusive control of sports betting in Florida and allow pari-mutuels to offer sports betting under the tribe’s supervision.

In exchange, the state would receive a minimum of $2.5 billion in revenue in the first five years of the 30-year deal, with yearly amounts adjusted afterward.

The poll, conducted by Ryan Tyson, found 62% of Floridians say they support the deal while just 17% opposed them. About one in five voters are undecided.

Ahead of the May 17 Special Session, a new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly support the proposed Seminole Compact.

Support for the compact increased when pollsters told voters about the benefits of a new Gaming…

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