The Seminole Tribe of Florida received the 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility
Award at the recent National Conference on Problem Gambling, the oldest national
conference on problem gambling in the world.
Accepting the award from Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on
Problem Gambling, was Seminole Tribe of Florida'sGaming Commission Chairman
Allen D. Huff. Also at the presentation was John Fontana, President of Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, who serves on the Florida Council on Compulsive
Gambling's (FCCG) Board of Directors.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida was nominated for the Corporate Social
Responsibility Award by the FCCG. The award is given to an organization that has
demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social responsibility as it relates to
problem gambling in the past year. Additionally, the award recipient must have
exhibited leadership and commitment to going above and beyond in aiding the
problem gambling community by funding treatment and assuring therapeutic support
to those in need of assistance.
For more than a decade, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has been the largest
voluntary contributor to the FCCG and has been a strong supporter of the
organization. In 2010, as part of the compact agreement with the state, the
Seminole Tribe of Florida agreed to provide $1.75 million in funding for
compulsive gambling treatment and services in the State of Florida. As a result,
this has enabled the FCCG to develop and implement a statewide treatment program
which provides free treatment for problem gamblers and those adversely affected
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