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West Flagler SCOTUS Appeal—What’s at Stake?

February 9, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

West Flagler Associates filed its request for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to hear its Florida sports betting case on Feb. 8, 2024, the last day allowable under the extension it obtained in December. Many of those following the case believe that it’s unlikely that SCOTUS will grant the appeal in light of […]

Florida Sports Betting Challenge—State Seeks Dismissal of Quo Warranto Petition

December 6, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature have filed counterarguments to West Flagler Associates’ petition for quo warranto in the state Supreme Court. West Flagler, a retail gambling operator in the state, is challenging whether the governor and lawmakers exceeded their authority and violated the state Constitution when they authorized the Seminole Tribe to conduct online sports […]

Florida Online Sports Betting: Hard Rock App Resumes Operations, West Flagler Tries to Shut It Down

November 8, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Existing Hard Rock Bet customers in Florida have suddenly found themselves able to place online bets again after a blackout of nearly two years, but the window of opportunity may be small. West Flagler Associates, the principal legal opponent of Florida online sports betting, has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to use its “All Writs” powers to suspend the law that […]

SCOTUS Denies Florida Sports Betting Stay, Suggests New Angle for West Flagler Fight

October 27, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

The US Supreme Court denied West Flagler’s request to stay its Florida sports betting case against US Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland. However, a statement penned by Justice Brett Kavanaugh respecting Wednesday’s denial suggested SCOTUS might rule differently based on equal protection laws. West Flagler has until Dec. 11 to file a petition for a […]

No Casinos Amicus Argues Florida Sports Betting Compact ‘A Legal Fiction’

October 24, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Florida-based lobbying group No Casinos has filed its amicus curiae brief with the state Supreme Court to support West Flagler Associates’ ongoing challenge to Florida sports betting. Meaning “friend of the court,” an amicus curiae is an expert third-party opinion submitted to a court to assist it in rendering judgment on a complex issue. The anti-gambling group successfully petitioned […]

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