West Flagler has filed a constiutional problem in a final ditch effort to forestall Seminole sports activities betting. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The authorized battle over Florida sports activities betting is raging on, and West Flagler Associates. Ltd has simply thrown its last hail Mary.
The South Florida poker site operator desires to cease the Seminole Tribe of Florida from launching sports activities betting by its compact signed with Governor Ron DeSantis. To take action, it has simply filed a state constitutional problem within the Florida Supreme Courtroom which might invalidate the compact if authorized.
exceeded his authority by coming into right into a compact with the Seminole”
Gaming legislation professional and sports activities betting legal professional Daniel Wallach shared the official problem doc on X, which claims DeSantis “exceeded his authority by coming into right into a compact with the Seminole:”
Earlier this month, it appeared doubtless that Florida sports activities betting might launch very quickly by its Exhausting Rock model after a Courtroom of Appeals restored the Seminole gaming compact. In doing so, it denied West Flagler’s request for an en banc listening to, ruling that the explanations given by the poker site operator didn’t warrant a rehearing.
Authorized professional Wallach has warned that the submitting of the constitutional problem could additional delay the relaunch of Florida sports activities betting. “It could be too dangerous for Exhausting Rock to relaunch as a result of licensing issues in different states,” he concluded.
The battle over Florida betting has been raging since November 2021 when the Exhausting Rock Sportsbook went stay for lower than a month. That quick stint ended when a federal decide threw out the compact claiming that it violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.