The court is unlikely to make a decision on sports betting

The court is unlikely to make a decision on sports betting

The question of whether the Seminole Tribe is allowed to offer online sports betting statewide through a new tribal compact that came into effect last year is the subject of a lawsuit.

The Florida constitution says that an expansion of gambling on non-tribal lands would require a referendum, but the Tribe contends that online bets placed on non-tribal lands would not violate this clause, as they would be accepted via server in Seminole territory.

The lawsuit is not against the tribe but against the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior, who reviews and approves all tribe-state compacts in the US. The case is being heard in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Summary:

A lawsuit has been filed against US Secretary of the Interior Debra Haaland over a new tribal compact that allows Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer online sports betting in the state. The lawsuit claims that online bets placed on non-tribal lands would not violate a clause in the Florida constitution that requires a referendum to expand gambling on non-tribal lands.