This week the Hard Rock Sportsbook temporarily suspended its sportsbetting application after a judge threw out the Seminole tribe's gaming compact that gives them exclusive rights to offer the activity in the state of Florida.
The platform is temporarily turned off from accepting new players, placing wagers, and depositing money, but players can still pull money out of the app. Hard Rock will void any bets for events that take place after 11am on December 4th and will put funds in the app to be withdrawn.
The Seminole tribe was handed a legal setback in offering regulated sportsbetting in Florida after the West Flagler Associates and Bonita-Fort Myers Corporation filed a court challenge to see whether sportsbetting could be offered off tribal lands but using servers on-reservation without a voter referendum. The judge agreed with the challenge and voided the compact.
In a statement, Hard Rock said, "Although we are temporarily suspending the acceptance of new bets and account deposits, we remain committed to building the best place for sports betting in Florida.
"We hope that you have enjoyed your game day experience on the Hard Rock Sportsbook app, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future."
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