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

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

Seminole Tribe Large Contributor To Florida’s 2018 Amendment 3

Voting Booths

Florida’s sports betting legalization is expected to pass. Potential legal challenges are on the horizon, citing a constitutional amendment from 2018. The biggest contributor to getting that amendment passed was the Seminole Tribe. LAS VEGAS – Florida’s online sports betting legalization plans are proceeding apace, with a special session convened to pass them after Governor … Read more

Seminole Tribe, Gov. DeSantis sign new Deal Including Online Sports Betting

Seminole Tribe Gov. Ron DeSantis

The proposed agreement would allow the Seminole Tribe to offer statewide online sports betting. The Florida legislature will discuss sports betting in a special session on May 17. If approved, the 30-year compact would also bring Craps and Roulette to Florida’s tribal casinos. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sports betting might be the latest addition to Florida’s … Read more