Supreme Court Sets Date for Florida Sports Betting Showdown

  • The Supreme Court justices will review the case on June 13
  • At least four justices need to request further action for it to proceed
  • The Supreme Court rejects the vast majority of case requests it gets
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The Supreme Court will meet on June 13 to discuss the long-running case relating to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s exclusive control over sports betting in the state. [Image:]

The long-running saga over the legal sports betting sector in Florida rumbles on as the Supreme Court decides on June 13 if the case surrounding the state’s compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida will proceed. At least four of the justices need to agree that further action is necessary.

West Flagler Associates claims that the compact the state negotiated with the Seminole Tribe is illegal so the tribe shouldn’t have monopoly control over sports betting. Attempts to block the compact worked for about two years before Hard Rock Bet relaunched in November.

Supreme Court decides not to proceed the vast majority of the time

The Supreme Court decides not to proceed the vast majority of the time it reviews a case. It usually focuses on cases that have significant consequences across the country rather than dealing with narrower issues. The plaintiff claims that the Florida government’s interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act for online gambling is relevant to jurisdictions around the US.

On the off chance that the justices decide to proceed with the case, the oral arguments would likely take place later this year or early in 2025.  

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