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Hard Rock Digital Announces Social Gaming Division, Hard Rock Games

December 14, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Hard Rock Digital (HRD) is going social with the creation of Hard Rock Games (HRG). The new company is focused on offering free-to-play online and mobile “social” gaming. The move follows Hard Rock’s recent acquisition of leading mobile social gaming company WGames. According to the release heralding the announcement, the deal offers HRG enhanced in-house […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Delays Florida Sports Betting Relaunch — West Flagler Case Update

October 12, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Florida sports betting won’t relaunch in October as expected because the US Supreme Court has temporarily granted West Flagler Associates’ request for a stay. West Flagler has been fighting against the Florida gaming compact that gave the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to sports betting. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Tribe, which has […]

West Flagler to Fight Battle on Two Fronts With Immediate Petition to Florida Supreme Court

September 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

West Flagler Associates has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to issue a writ of quo warranto to Governor Ron DeSantis. The casino operator argues that DeSantis overstepped the authority of his office in signing the gaming compact that allowed the Seminole Tribe to offer online sports betting throughout the state. On June 30, 2023, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

Florida Sports Betting to Resume as DC Circuit Denies West Flagler Rehearing

September 12, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Online sports betting in Florida could be underway again as early as next week as the DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request by West Flagler Associates for a rehearing en banc. In its ruling, the Circuit Court had anticipated the request and included the provision that the Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook could not resume operations until seven days after the […]

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