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Feds, Seminole Tribe Invoke IGRA ‘Jurisdiction-Shifting’ In Bid To Revive Online Sports Betting in Florida

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2022
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In their latest court filings, the Seminole Tribe and the United States Department of the Interior have articulated a novel, if not legally dubious argument, for reinstating the Tribe’s new gaming compact with the State of Florida. That compact – which became effective for a brief period of time in 2021 – granted the Tribe the exclusive right to operate online sports betting throughout Florida and decreed that all online wagers would be “deemed” to occur “exclusively” on tribal lands where the computer server processing the bet is located, regardless of the bettor’s physical location.

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