The Seminole Tribe of Florida introduced Wednesday that in-person sports activities betting will launch at three of its casinos in Hollywood and Coconut Creek on Dec. 7. Further places will start providing sports activities betting Dec. 8 and Dec. 11.
The announcement comes one week after ruling from the US Supreme Courtroom, reaffirming the Seminole Compact with Florida that enables the tribe to supply sports activities betting. It was the most recent choice on a prolonged authorized battle between the Seminole Tribe and different gaming operators in Florida that started in 2021, after Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed to a brand new gaming compact. Exhausting Rock Casinos started accepting bets in November 2021, however abruptly halted enterprise after authorized challenges arose.
“The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s new initiative will create jobs, improve tourism, and supply billions in added income for our state,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mentioned in a launch Wednesday. “I used to be proud to work with the Tribe on our historic Gaming Compact and I stay up for its full implementation.”
No particulars relating to the potential launch of on-line betting in Florida had been included within the announcement.
Retail sports activities betting will start Dec. 7 at Seminole Exhausting Rock Resort & On line casino Hollywood, Seminole Basic On line casino in Hollywood and Seminole On line casino Coconut Creek. On Dec. 8, Seminole Exhausting Rock Resort & On line casino Tampa, adopted on Dec. 11 at Seminole On line casino Immokalee and Seminole Brighton On line casino.
“With the growth of the brand new scope, we’re creating over 1,000 new jobs made potential by the Compact,” Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Exhausting Rock Worldwide, mentioned within the launch. “It is a historic milestone that instantly places Florida in the identical league with the world’s nice gaming locations.”
Thirty-five states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have launched authorized betting markets since 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Courtroom struck down the Skilled and Newbie Sports activities Safety Act of 1992, the federal statute that had restricted regulated sports activities betting to primarily Nevada.