Portnoy, DraftKings Team Up In Support Of FL Sports Betting

Florida Sports Betting Petition

The Florida sports betting ballot initiative – backed by DraftKings, FanDuel, and Florida Education Champions – is thousands of signatures short of appearing on the 2022 ballot. For the final push, DraftKings is offering a huge free-bet incentive, while Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy is taking to social media to garner support for the sports betting … Read more

Jackpot Nears $450 Million For Final 2021 Powerball Draw

Powerball

The final Powerball drawing of 2021 will take place on Wednesday and feature a jackpot of over $441 million – there have been 36 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The cash value for the jackpot is approximately $317.5 million – according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are … Read more

Governor DeSantis Appoints Members For New Gaming Commission

Florida Gambling

Governor DeSantis appointed Julie Brown to lead the new gaming commission. DeSantis has until Saturday to finish appointing. Melanie Griffin will take over Julie Brown’s previous position. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis has selected someone to lead a new commission responsible for Florida’s gaming market. Julie Brown from the Department of Business and Professional … Read more

BetMGM Launches Mobile Horse Racing App In FL, LA

Online Horse Racing Betting Games

The launch comes as the Seminole Tribe of Florida awaits an appellate court ruling and Louisiana awaits the state police force to finish their background investigations into licensees. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – BetMGM’s mobile horse racing app officially launched in both Florida and Louisiana on Devember 20, expanding the app’s presence to three states. The launch … Read more

Gambling Kiosks Causing Issues In Georgia and Florida

Gambling Machines

Bibb County, Georgia County Commissioner Virgil Watkins proposed an ordinance that would restrict the locations that may offer coin-operated online gambling kiosks. Seminole County, Florida, has completed an undercover sting operation that successfully shut down eight illegal gambling establishments throughout the county. MACON, Ga. – At least two municipalities are facing issues with virtual gambling … Read more

December Casino Promotions From Around The United States

Christmas Casino Promotions

The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is offering new members free slot plays as well as many other rewards. The Four Winds Casino is giving away Ford Broncos and thousands of dollars as a part of a December promotion event. The Seminole Classic Casino is allowing new members to get up to $200 free play through … Read more

Hard Rock Florida Sportsbook No Longer Accepting Bets

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Fl

A three judge panel has denied the Seminole Tribe’s attempt at a stay on the shutdown of their sportsbook. In response, Hard Rock Sportsbook App shut down immediately. The sportsbook is staying open for refund purposes, but is not accepting bets. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The plans for Florida to open an online sportsbook have hit … Read more

Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Has Its Biggest Year Yet

Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open

2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open saw a record breaking 1,566 entries. Michael Laufer won Event #1 for a prize of $160,734. Loni Hui won Event #10, winning a prize of $85,355. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida-based casino Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just saw some stellar turn-out numbers for its Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker … Read more

Judge Denies Seminole Application For Stay Of Ruling

Florida Stay Rejected

Judge Dabney Friedrich has denied a stay of her ruling that Hard Rock Sportsbook must cease operations. The Seminole Tribe applied for the stay after her original decision. Hard Rock Sportsbook went live in November 2021, and is currently live at the time of writing. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich has … Read more

Florida Sports Betting Gaming Compact Just Got Thrown Out

Florida Sportsbook Closed

Sports betting in FL was overturned, and the 2021 Gaming Compact signed by Ron DeSantis was thrown out. Judge Dabney L. Friedrich denied the Seminole Tribe’s motion to intervene in the case. Future compacts that are drafted will have to keep mobile betting on casino grounds only. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida sports betting was picking … Read more