Sports betting in Florida is currently in limbo because of a lawsuit. The Seminole Tribe and the state have fought back, however, and the courts are still deciding the case. It appears that online sports betting is not likely to return to Florida in the near future. However, it is possible to find a variety of wagering opportunities in the country.
A recent proposal for FL sports betting is set to be discussed by state legislators in May, but is not expected to be enacted anytime soon. This proposal would allow the Seminole tribe to offer statewide mobile sports betting, as well as card games, and pari-mutuel sports betting on tribal lands. In addition, the proposal would allow the tribe to resume revenue sharing payments to the state.
If the Seminole Tribe and the state can successfully overcome their legal battles, it may be possible for the two to create a unified gambling compact. Whether or not they can do so will depend on whether or not the federal government agrees with the Seminoles on their position. While the federal government has supported the tribe’s gambling interests, there are still issues related to the compact.
When the state and the Seminole tribe signed the new gaming compact, they agreed to make a comprehensive list of gaming priorities. These include statewide mobile sports betting, revenue-sharing payments to the state, and designated player card games. But the Seminole’s revenue-sharing payments were suspended after the federal court vacated the compact, a decision that local interest groups appealed to the federal government.
While the lawsuit will not be resolved until 2022, the Florida sports betting industry is currently in limbo. Legal experts differ on whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits the ability for tribal lands to host mobile sports betting on off-reservation lands.
On December 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard arguments in the case. Both sides presented their arguments in front of three judges. The plaintiffs argued that the gaming compact violated the Constitution’s ban on commercial gambling.
The Department of Interior filed briefs in the appeal to the federal court, arguing that the new gaming compact provides adequate representation for the tribe’s interests. At the same time, the federal government argues that the proposed compact does not violate the constitution.
As for the current sports betting situation in Florida, the courts have ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. However, the state has not yet enacted a law to provide legal protection for offshore sportsbooks. Because the sportsbooks are not licensed in the US, they cannot accept bets from US citizens. So if you want to place a bet, you will need to use a virtual address.
One operator that has emerged as a popular choice is SBOBet. Its website offers a large range of sports, a great promotions program, and competitive odds. With over 1 million members, it is a popular destination for those looking to place a wager. Although the site is not available to US citizens, it can be used in hundreds of countries.