West Flagler Associates’ motion to suspend online Florida sports betting was denied Friday by the State Supreme Court.
In addition to the Hard Rock Bet app, six Seminole casinos will debut legal in-person sports betting in December.
The Florida Supreme Court case now goes forward.
Tribe pleased by Florida sports betting
A spokesperson for the Seminole Tribe said: “The Seminole Tribe of Florida is pleased with this unanimous decision by the Justices of the Florida Supreme Court.”
The denial reads as follows:
The “Motion to Expedite Consideration of Request for All Writs Relief Pending Resolution of Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto and Suspend the Sports Betting Provisions” is hereby denied.
Lead-up to Friday court decision
It is arguing in state court that expanded gambling is in violation of the Florida Constitution.
The Seminole Tribe has 30-year sports betting exclusivity via a gaming compact it agreed to with Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Seminole Compact took effect as of Aug. 11, 2021.
Florida sports betting case filing dates
West Flagler has until Dec. 11 to file a petition with the US Supreme Court.
DeSantis has until Dec. 1 to file a response to West Flagler in the State Supreme Court case.
The governor had asked for, and received, a 30-day filing extension.