TAMPA, Fla. — The Seminole Tribe of Florida announced plans last week to move forward with in-person sports betting, along with other casino games.

The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court approved the removal of a temporary hold on the gambling deal reached in 2021 by the tribe and the state.

What You Need To Know

The new gaming compact signed and approved by the Tribe and the State will allow for sports betting, craps and roulette at all six Seminole Casinos, including Tampa’s Hard Rock Casino.

The Seminole Tribe and Seminole Hard Rock plan to celebrate what they are calling “A New Era in Florida Gaming” with celebrations in December.

Sports betting, craps and roulette will launch at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Friday, Dec. 8.

The games will debut in South Florida on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 

On Monday, Dec. 11, the new games will launch at Seminole Casino Immokalee, near Naples, and Seminole Brighton Casino, on the northwest side of Lake Okeechobee.


Also, online sports betting is back in Florida.

The Hard Rock sports betting app has been relaunched for existing customers ahead of in-person betting at the casino starting in December.

The online betting will be just for existing customers for now.

In 2021, sports betting was made legal through a compact between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe. But only days later, the compact was deemed unconstitutional because it allowed for people to bet on sports from remote locations.  

The compact only allowed for gambling on tribal lands.