Attorneys for the U.S. Department of the Interior filed a brief Wednesday defending the Biden Administration’s decision to sign off on the Seminole Compact.
The deal, which allowed mobile phone and online sports betting to take place in Florida, was halted by a federal judge citing the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
The issue centers around the “hub-and-spoke” sports betting concept allowing gamblers to place bets anywhere in Florida through computer servers located on Seminole lands.
The court initially ruled that the state’s attempt to “deem” hub-and-spoke betting to be taking place only on the server still allowed gambling off property
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