Florida welcoming mobile sports betting relaunch via Hard Rock Bet

December 6, 2023
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This is the only online sportsbook in the state at this time.

Hard Rock Bet is now available statewide for Florida players. The state recently welcomed mobile sports betting after the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming premiered Hard Rock Bet “on a limited basis.”

But players around the state can now log on to the online sportsbook and see a message that reads “Now Open to All of Florida.”

However, this is not Florida’s first taste of online and mobile sports betting. Online sports wagering statewide has been legal since May 2021 and the Seminole Tribe launched mobile gaming shortly after regulated sports betting laws were on the books.

Not long after the initial release, several lawsuits were filed in Florida by those who claimed that “the measure violated a constitutional amendment requiring voter approval or the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,” according to the local report.

Due to the legal challenges, the Seminole Tribe closed its mobile gaming operation.

A recent US Supreme Court decision to lift the temporary hold on Florida’s 2021 gambling agreement with Tribe once again opened the door to online gaming. Shortly after the ruling, the Tribe moved forward with plans to bring new games to its land-based locations.

The Tribe will launch new casino games, as well as in-person sports betting throughout this week. Those titles will debut on December 7 Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Class Casino in Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, as well as on December 8 at Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Tampa.

Naples and Lake Okeechobee players can get in on the action starting December 11. The Tribe will launch its latest titles next week at Seminole Casino Immokalee and at Seminole Brighton Casino.

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