Seminole Tribe Confirms Launch Date for Florida Sports Betting

Seminole Tribe Confirms Launch Date for Florida Sports Betting

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has announced that it plans to move forward with expanded gaming following the recent Supreme Court ruling to lift the temporary hold on Florida sports betting.
The tribe has stated that in accordance with the Gaming Compact signed and approved by the Tribe and the State of Florida in 2021, it will launch craps, roulette and sports betting at all six of its Florida-based gaming facilities.
In a statement, Marcellus Osceola Jr., Chairperson of the Seminole Tribe of Florida said:
“The Seminole Tribe thanks the State of Florida, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Justice for defending our Compact. By working together, the Tribe, the State and the federal government achieved a historic legal victory. “
Governor Ron DeSantis added:
“The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s new initiative will create jobs, increase tourism, and provide billions in added revenue for our state. I was proud to work with the Tribe on our historic Gaming Compact and I look forward to its full implementation.”
Launch Dates

New Gaming Products
Launch Date

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Friday, December 8th, 2023

Seminole Casino Immokalee
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Monday, December 11th, 2023

Seminole Brighton Casino
Craps, Roulette, Sports Betting
Monday, December 11th, 2023

Ahead of the launch  Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairperson of Hard Rock International said:
“With the expansion of the new scope, we are creating over 1,000 new jobs made possible by the Compact. This is a historic milestone that immediately puts Florida in the same league with the world’s great gaming destinations.”
U.S. Supreme Court Gives Sports Betting Go Ahead
Earlier in October, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a federal appeals court ruling that allows the Seminole Tribe to provide online sports betting products and services in the state of Florida.
According to a brief unsigned order, the court turned down a request by the legal team representing two casinos in Florida to put the appeal court’s decision on hold while they sought a Supreme Court review. The decision followed encouragement from the Biden administration to move the case forward.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Seminole Tribe was effectively given the green light to launch sports betting and expanded gaming options at its casino properties.
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