The Seminole Tribe of Florida has announced the launch of in-person sports betting at several of its casinos in Florida. The launch is scheduled to start on December 7, with sports betting available at three casinos, including Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Additional locations will begin offering sports betting on December 8 and December 11.\r\n\r\nREAD: Hilton Grand Vacations acquires Bluegreen Vacations, stock soars despite industry struggles\r\n\r\nThis announcement follows a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that reaffirmed the Seminole Compact with Flori, allowing the tribe to offer sports betting. This decision comes after a lengthy legal battle between the Seminole Tribe and other gaming operators in Floria, which began in 2021 when Governor Ron DeSantis agreed to a new gaming compact. Although Hard Rock Casinos started accepting bets in November 2021, they temporarily halted their operations due to legal challenges.\r\nFlorida\r\nFlor Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his support for the initiative, highlighting the potential for job creation, increased tourism, and additional revenue for the state. The announcement primarily focuses on in-person sports betting, with no specific details provided about the potential launch of online betting in Florida.\r\n\r\nThis development puts Flor among the growing number of states that have legalized sports betting since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which had previously restricted regulated sports betting primarily to Nevada.