Seminole Tribe asks appeals court for stay in Florida sports betting case, after district judge declined to grant it

Seminole Tribe asks appeals court for stay in Florida sports betting case, after district judge declined to grant it

Article brief provided by News Service of Florida
  • Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida
November 28, 2021 10:46 PM
  • Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida

    The Seminole Tribe has asked a Washington D.C.-based appeals court for a stay of a ruling that rejected a gambling deal allowing sports betting in Florida.

    Attorneys for the tribe filed the emergency motion Thursday at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that the gambling deal between the state and the tribe violated federal law. Friedrich subsequently refused to stay her ruling as the tribe pursued an appeal.

    The appeals court has ordered attorneys for two pari-mutuel facilities that challenged the deal to respond by noon Tuesday to the emergency motion.