Online sports betting close to resuming in Florida

The Seminole Tribe of Florida earned a significant victory in federal court on Monday, which could result in the resumption of its online sports betting business after a two-year hiatus.

A contract between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe made sports betting lawful, but the compact was found unconstitutional in 2021 because it let people to gamble on sports from faraway regions.

The agreement exclusively permitted gaming on tribal lands.

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. on June 30 and refused to hear an en banc rehearing on Monday, paving the way for sports betting to return to Florida as early as September 19.

The Seminole Indian Tribe has not stated whether or not it will begin sports betting, only saying in a statement, “The Seminole Tribe of Florida is pleased with today’s denial of the request for an en banc hearing by the D.C. Circuit.” “Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.”

West Flagler Associates, the group that filed the action, might take the dispute to the United States Supreme Court. Within 90 days, the Supreme Court will hear the case.

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