..

Pari-Mutuels in Florida Urge Appeals Court to Reject Seminoles' Motion for a Stay in Sports Betting Case

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Dec/01/2021

West Flagler Associates, parent company of Magic City Casino, submitted its official response to the Seminole Tribe’s emergency motion for a stay in its Florida mobile sports betting case claiming the “irreparable harm” cited by the Seminole Tribe is self-inflicted.  West Flagler Associates noted that the Seminoles continue to take mobile bets even after a federal judge ordered them not to.

aceperheadsep21.gif

The Seminole Tribe argues if a stay is not granted, it would cause “irreparable harm” to the tribe. The tribe stands to lose “substantial revenue if a stay is not granted pending appeal, including specifically from online sports betting.”

Two Pari-mutuels that opposed the Seminole Tribe sports betting agreement with the state of Florida have now accused the Seminoles of “being disingenuous with the court.”  They urged the federal appeals court on Tuesday to reject the tribe’s request for a stay of a ruling.

In September the Seminoles entered into a compact with the state of Florida giving the tribe sole control over sports wagering for 30 years and required the Seminoles to pay Florida at least $2.5 billion over the first five years.  As part of the new compact, the Seminoles were granted permission by the state to offer mobile sports wagering.

There was one hitch, however.  The Seminoles, along with Disney, had successfully pushed through a ballot initiative two years ago giving voters the power to approve any new gambling expansion in the state.  That initiative passed.

The Seminoles argued that mobile sports betting is not really a form of gambling expansion as the wagers are taking place on servers that are housed on tribal property.  A federal judge ruled otherwise.

The appeals court gave the federal government and plaintiffs in the lawsuit -owners of Magic City Casino in Miami-Dade County, and Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida- until noon Tuesday to respond to the Seminoles’ emergency motion.

Thhe pari-mutuel operators claimed that the compact is “unambiguously unlawful" while alerting the court to the Seminoles continued operation of the mobile sports betting app.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

NCAA Men's Basketball Best Bets January 29, 2022: Baylor Bears vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

NCAA Men's Basketball Best Bets January 29, 2022: Baylor Bears vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

The Baylor Bears vs. Alabama Crimson Tide game featured a line of Bears -2.  Gambling911.com has a line of Bears -4.

College Basketball Best Bets January 29, 2022: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Auburn Tigers

College Basketball Best Bets January 29, 2022: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Auburn Tigers

The Sooners vs. Auburn game line was coming in at Tigers -9.5.  Auburn has only lost one game this season and is 15-5 Against The Spread. 

Common Problems With Bookie Sports Betting Software

Common Problems With Bookie Sports Betting Software

One of the main issues Gambling911.com has identified when it comes to choosing the right sportsbook software for your bookie business is the failure to identify between a turnkey solution and a full service Pay Per Head platform. 

What the Spread Should Be on the Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Basketball Game January 29

What the Spread Should Be on the Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Basketball Game January 29

Gambling911.com anticipates the spread on the Michigan vs. MSU Saturday college basketball game to be set at Spartans -4.

Florida Sports Betting Dead Until 2025

Florida Sports Betting Dead Until 2025

Florida Election Champions just barely collect half the signatures required for a ballot initiative while Las Vegas Sands campaign reportedly includes unauthorized signature of an election supervisor.

Syndicate