Interior Dept. says U.S. Supreme Court not needed in Florida betting case

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Interior Dept. says U.S. Supreme Court not needed in Florida betting case

Article brief provided by Sports Handle
  • Bennett Conlin, Sports Handle
May 14, 2024 6:10 PM

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) doesn’t believe the U.S. Supreme Court should be involved in the legal controversy surrounding Florida sports betting.

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DOI’s 31-page filing was written by Department of Justice attorneys on behalf of the DOI in response to West Flager’s writ of certiorari request, and it emphasizes that recent court rulings allowing the state’s current sports betting system are correct.

The Seminole Tribe has a compact with the state, which allows it to hold a sports betting monopoly in the Sunshine State. Hard Rock Bet is the only betting app available in Florida.

West Flagler has argued that compact shouldn’t be allowed to exist, while the DOI disagrees.