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

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

Hard Rock Sportsbook Up And Running In Florida

Florida Sportsbook

This is Florida’s first online sportsbook, and it launched more than two weeks after the original launch date. There are multiple lawsuits attempting to stop sports betting in Florida. MIAMI – The first online sportsbook app has gone live in Florida, as Hard Rock Sportsbook is up and running. The sportsbook, operated in partnership with the … Read more

Florida Anti-Gambling Lawsuit Against Government Dismissed

Case Dismissed

A lawsuit brought by pari-mutuel betting venues against Florida’s sports betting law has been dismissed. There are still other lawsuits that attempt to overturn Florida’s newly legalized sports betting industry. While the Oct. 15 deadline has passed, sports betting has not come to Florida yet, despite its legal status. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis … 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

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