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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 […]

Tribal Gaming Compacting Process Could Be Modernized

December 19, 2022 | By: John Holden

As the holidays begin, a quiet announcement in the Federal Register will sound louder than trumpets: The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (DoI BIA) issued a proposed rule change regarding the tribal gaming compacting process. The Dec. 6 announcement stipulates that the BIA is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Indian […]

Florida: A Case Study In How Regulatory Half-Measures Create Chaos

June 13, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Florida Politics reported this week that a gaming lobbyist for the Seminole Tribe is pressuring the newly-formed Florida Gaming Control Commission (GCC) to intervene on the subject of so-called gray machines. The GCC had its first full, five-member meeting on Wednesday. Florida Politics quoted Marc Dunbar as having urged the commission to “communicate its existence” […]

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