Seminole Tribe leaders on Wednesday announced a plan to roll out sports betting at their casinos in December — a first step in what could be a major expansion of gambling in Florida triggered by a go-ahead from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Tribe will introduce retail sports betting, craps, and roulette in its six casinos as part of “A New Era In Florida Gaming” celebration throughout the state starting on December 7, however, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will begin December 8.
The announcement came after more than two years of legal wrangling about a 2021 deal with the state that allowed the Seminoles to offer online sports betting anywhere in Florida and add craps and roulette to their casinos.
While the deal would allow sports betting statewide, the tribe is moving forward initially with a more limited step of in-person sports betting at its six Florida facilities. A lawsuit challenging broader online sports betting remains pending at the Florida Supreme Court.
The Seminoles will start offering sports betting, craps and roulette at the tribe’s three South Florida casinos on Dec. 7, the release said. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will launch the games on Dec. 8, and the tribe’s casinos in Immokalee and Brighton will follow on Dec. 11.
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