Florida Supreme Court denies sports betting appeal

Florida Supreme Court denies sports betting appeal

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Florida Supreme Court denies sports betting appeal

Two parimutuel companies want a hearing from the Florida Supreme Court on sports betting in Florida against Governor Ron DeSantis and the state legislature.

The motion was turned down, nevertheless. Justice Meredith Sasso expounded that the businesses had chosen the wrong course of action, stating that the writ of quo warranto was not the appropriate process for challenging the validity of a legislation that had been approved. Although the companies now had the opportunity to take their case all the way to the Leon County Circuit Court in Tallahassee, professor of constitutional law at NOVA Southeastern Bob Jarvis expressed doubt about their chances of winning.

The Seminole Tribe welcomed the decision of the court as a win for the people of Florida. As per the provisions of the compact, the Seminole Tribe is required to pay the state five hundred million dollars annually, or 2.5 billion dollars over a five-year period, to preserve a monopoly on sports betting. Despite legal protests, the Seminole Tribe launched its Hard Rock Bet platform and established physical sportsbooks around Florida.

Justice Sasso, in her view, concentrated on the case’s procedural features rather than immediately addressing the compact’s validity and constitutionality. The dispute concerning the parimutuel enterprises is still ongoing before the United States Supreme Court. A response from the Department of the Interior is anticipated by April 12.

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