Florida Sports Betting Is Legal, Where Are The Sportsbooks?

Florida sports betting became legal on Friday. Online Florida sports betting is set to launch on Nov. 15th, and the court hearing regarding its prevention will be on Nov. 5th. There is no set date for tribal casinos to launch their retail sportsbooks. TALLAHASSEE Fla. – Online Florida sports betting may not be arriving as … Read more

Jim Allen Addresses Florida Sports Betting Lawsuits At Expo

Florida Sports Betting

Florida’s regulated sports betting market launch has been plagued by multiple lawsuits. Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming is unphased by the pending legal pushback. A November 5 court date is set to determine if the new gaming compact is legitimate. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida gets closer to the launch of sports betting, the … Read more

New Motion Filed In Attempt To Block FL Online Sports Betting

Florida Gambling Compact

West Flagler Associates just filed a second motion in an attempt to block the November 15th online sports betting launch. There have been several other legal attempts to block said launch leading up to this one. A court hearing has been set for November 5th. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Opposition for a regulated Florida sports betting … Read more

Second Lawsuit Filed To Oppose Seminole-Florida Gaming Compact

Florida Lawsuits

Magic City Casino Owners filed a second lawsuit to oppose the Seminole-Florida Gaming Compact. Seminole casinos can accept cash for sports wagers under the compact, but parimutuels cannot. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2021 Seminole-Florida Gaming Compact continues to face opposition as two parimutuel facilities have teamed up to file a second lawsuit to challenge it. … Read more

Florida Receives Approval For Sports Betting With No DOI Action

Florida House of Representatives

Florida’s sports betting industry could be up and running by October 15. This approval allows for the setup for sports betting in Florida to begin. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s sports betting compact with the Seminole Tribe was approved on Friday to allow the Seminole Tribe to offer online and mobile sports betting. Friday was that last … Read more

Southwest Parimutuels Sue To Prevent Mobile Betting In FL

Seminole Compact - Lawsuit

The renegotiated compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe is under attack. The compact would allow for off-reservation mobile sports betting, and that clause has raised eyebrows. Southwest Parimutuels filed a lawsuit to prevent the enactment of mobile sports betting controlled by the Seminole Tribe. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The deal that the … Read more

Is Trump’s Unpopularity An Issue For FL Gambling Regulation?

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Florida has approved gambling legalization, but the Department of the Interior needs to approve it as well. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber urged them not to approve it. The Doral City Council voted to ban gambling within the city limits. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the pending legalization of gambling in Florida comes speculation about gambling … Read more

Governor DeSantis Signs Florida Gambling Expansion Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis signed a tribal compact into law that would legalize online sports betting in Florida. DeSantis negotiated the compact, which was then approved by the House and Senate. There are still several legal obstacles to be overcome before sports betting is available in FL. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed several bills … Read more

Sports Betting Compact Passes Florida House

Florida House of Representatives

Florida’s online sports betting compact passed the House on Wednesday. The bill was approved with a vote tally of 97-17. Legal challenges are expected, but the compact’s proponents expect them to be dealt with handily. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s House of Representatives approved a deal for online sports betting in the Sunshine State. The House … Read more

Florida Removes Online Gambling From Compact, Keeps Sports Betting

Seminole Pact

Florida has removed language relating to future online gambling expansion from its compact with the Seminole Tribe. The compact originally included a provision for negotiation regarding full online gambling expansion by the tribe. The compact is on the floor of the Florida State Senate on Tuesday. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s renegotiated compact with the Seminole … Read more