The web sports activities betting market that lasted a month is again within the information because the Seminole Tribe’s Florida sports activities betting case awaits a judgement pivotal to the way forward for US tribal gaming. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Tribal gaming is at a historic crossroads with the US Court docket of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s (USCA-DC) impending judgement in a sports activities betting case involving the Seminole Tribe, which is pivotal within the potential reshaping of the tribal gaming panorama, not solely in Florida but in addition nationwide.
The USCA-DC’s three-judge panel has heard oral arguments, and all events await an imminent choice that will lead all the best way to a US Supreme Court docket listening to. Florida’s on-line betting market lasted lower than a month in November 2021 after Governor Ron DeSantis inked a state-tribal compact permitting the Seminoles to supply on-line sports activities betting on and off tribal land.
take the Seminole’s attraction earlier than a full, nine-judge Circuit Court docket
The choice now sits with the USCA-DC after the District Court docket for the District of Columbia (US-DDC) dominated in opposition to the tribe final yr. In keeping with sports activities betting insiders, the subsequent doubtless consequence can be the USCA-DC’s judgement to take the Seminole’s attraction earlier than a full, nine-judge Circuit Court docket earlier than making use of for a listening to via the Supreme Court docket.
If the Supreme Court docket guidelines in opposition to the Seminoles, it might imply zero sports activities betting in Florida besides on tribal lands. Web-based playing, in the meantime, would require state licenses.
Ought to the US’s highest court docket rule in favor of the Seminoles, nonetheless, it might pave the best way for different tribes to supply on-line sports activities betting and, in the end, change the complete US sports activities betting panorama.