Sports betting will launch with the Seminole Tribe in Florida under a new gaming compact. But the owners of a Miami casino have filed a lawsuit with the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida. They claim that Southwest Parimutuels stands to lose “millions of dollars in revenue.”
Southwest Parimutuels, the owners of Miami’s Magic City Casino and the Bonita Springs Poker Room, contend that Florida’s new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe violates the federal Indian Regulatory Gaming Act (IRGA) and the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) by allowing sports betting off tribal lands.
“We are fully supportive of Gov. DeSantis and his efforts to secure a new Seminole Compact. But the lawsuit focuses on a very narrow aspect of the Compact. That is the legality of off-reservation and online sports wagering,” said the Vice President of Public Affairs for Southwest Parimutuels.