Sports betting in Florida remains on hold after a compact previously signed by between the state and the Seminole Tribe was vacated on November 22, 2021. Under the previously signed compact mobile sports betting was legalized across the state. However, a judge ruled that the new compact, which had been approved by the Department of the Interior, violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The ruling is being appealed, which could mean its upheld and mobile sports betting is dead and will need to return to the drawing board, or the judge’s decision is reversed and mobile betting returns. Stay tuned while this battle continues in the courts.
Is sports betting legal in Florida?
Yes, sports betting is legal in Florida, but all gambling in the state must take place on tribal lands according to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Retail sportsbooks at tribal casinos will be bettor’s only option until a new compact can be worked out or changes are made to federal and state laws.
Where can I bet at Florida sportsbooks?
The only mobile sportsbook in the state, Hard Rock Sportsbook, remains active, as they await the ruling on a request to stay the judgement that has vacated the previous compact until an appeal can be heard. The mobile app could go dark at anytime. Retail sportsbooks are expected to be setup at most tribal casinos in the state.
The list of current racinos, card rooms and casinos is below:
|Big Easy Casino||Hallandale Beach||Racino|
|Calder Casino & Race Course||Miami Gardens||Racino|
|Casino Miami Jai-Alai||Miami||Racino|
|Creek Entertainment Gretna||Gretna||Racino|
|Dania Jai-Alai||Dania Beach||Racino|
|Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club||Daytona Beach||Racino|
|Derby Lane||St. Petersburg||Racino|
|Ebro Greyhound Track||Ebro||Racino|
|Flagler Dog Track Magic City Casino||Miami||Racino|
|Fort Pierce Jai-Alai & Poker||Fort Pierce||Racino|
|Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino||Hallandale Beach||Racino|
|Hamilton Jai-Alai and Poker||Jasper||Racino|
|Hialeah Park Race Track||Hialeah||Racino|
|Jacksonville Kennel Club||Orange Park||Racino|
|Jefferson County Kennel Club||Monticello||Racino|
|Melbourne Greyhound Park||Melbourne||Racino|
|Miccosukee Resort Gaming Center||Miami||Native|
|Naples/Fort Myers Greyhound Track||Bonita Springs||Racino|
|Ocala Poker & Jai-Alai||Ocala||Racino|
|Orange Park Kennel Club||Orange Park||Racino|
|Orange City Racing and Card Club||Orange City||Racino|
|Palm Beach Kennel Club||West Palm Beach||Racino|
|Pensacola Greyhound Track||Pensacola||Racino|
|Pompano Park||Pompano Beach||Racino|
|Sarasota Kennel Club||Sarasota||Racino|
|Seminole Casino Big Cypress||Clewiston||Native|
|Seminole Casino Brighton||Okeechobee||Native|
|Seminole Casino Immokalee||Immokalee||Native|
|Seminole Casino Coconut Creek||Coconut Creek||Native|
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood||Hollywood||Native|
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa||Tampa||Native|
|Seminole Classic Casino||Hollywood||Native|
|Tampa Bay Downs||Tampa||Racino|
|Tampa Greyhound Track||Tampa||Racino|
|Victory Casino Cruises||Cape Canaveral||Casino Ship|
|Victory Casino Cruises||Jacksonville||Casino Ship|
What about mobile sports betting apps in Florida?
No discussion of mobile as yet.