Seminoles to Launch Retail Sports Betting, Craps in Florida Next Month

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Nov/01/2023

The Seminoles of Florida announced on Wednesday that they will begin offering sports betting at three of their casinos in Hollywood and Coconut Creek on Dec. 7. Additional locations will begin offering sports betting Dec. 8 and Dec. 11.

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The announcement comes a week after the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed the Seminole Compact with Florida that allows the tribe to offer sports betting.

"The Seminole Tribe of Florida's new initiative will create jobs, increase tourism, and provide billions in added revenue for our state," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a release Wednesday. "I was proud to work with the Tribe on our historic Gaming Compact and I look forward to its full implementation."

From the ABC Miami affiliate Local 10:

"With the expansion of the new scope, we are creating over 1,000 new jobs made possible by the Compact," Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International, said in the release. "This is a historic milestone that immediately puts Florida in the same league with the world's great gaming destinations."

No mention of whether they will launch mobile sports betting any time soon.

West Flagler and others challenged the compact.

"With an OSB launch imminent, West Flagler will likely ask the Florida Supreme Court to suspend the state’s mobile sports betting law for the duration of the case to preserve the status quo," Florida gaming attorney Daniel Wallach said via Twitter. "WF said it would file such a motion 'should circumstances change'.”

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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