Sports bettors in Florida were in a good mood Tuesday as Online Sports Betting in Florida went live. Or at least, it once again went live and bettors can now continue to legally bet on sports. This is thanks to the relaunch of the Hard Rock Bet App which went live ahead of time. Thus, Seminole Tribe’s mobile sports betting app is now available to all Floridians while in-person betting will launch today.
Originally, the Hard Rock Bet App was only available to a limited number of people after relaunching in early November. However, Tuesday, the app had a message that said “Now Open to All of Florida.” Originally, the Seminole Tribe had previously said that they betting app would not go live until today. However, Matt Primeaux, President of Hard Rock Bet said that app had actually gone lie 2 days earlier.
Being able to have an early launch for their online sports betting app was very advantageous to the Seminole Tribe. However, the main advantage to them was that they got to start making money earlier. In addition, it made great advertisement for the launch if their in-person retail locations in Florida.
For any sportsbook owners, they are many benefits to have a mobile ready sportsbook. These include the easy for players to be able to bet on sports anytime and anywhere. Now that online sports betting is live, the Seminole Tribe has big expectation for the future.
Online Sports Betting in Florida Goes Live and Retail Sportsbook are Ready to Launch
Now that Sports Betting in Florida is live, Florida is looking to become America’s Top gambling destination. Today, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood will have craps, roulette, and sports betting games available. In addition, today visitors can expect to see various top celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Jon Bon Jovi, and Heather Graham.
In-person sports betting will also start at the Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Furthermore, they expect to have in -person sports wagering available to all of their gaming location by December 11, 2023.
Other pari-mutuel companies also intend to open an online sportsbook in Floria in the next few days. However, thanks to the compact with Florida, the Seminole Tribe have a monopoly on sports betting in the state. Therefore, they will have to give the tribe part of their revenue as part of their “hub and spoke” system.
Sports betting in Florida is legal to those that are at least 21 years of age.