Court ruling puts a halt to Seminole sports betting in Florida
| By Marese O'Hagan
A District of Columbia judge has ruled that the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s compact with the state violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and invalidated the agreement.
This effectively brings to a halt sports betting in the state, which launched on 1 November under the exclusive rights set out in the compact.
Agreed in April and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis in May, the compact grants the Seminole Tribe, owners of the Hard Rock brand, exclusive rights to online and in-person sports betting in the state.