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    Legal Sports Betting in Florida Update: Mobile Betting Is Back With the Re-Launch of Hard Rock Bet

    Legal sports betting in Florida is back with the soft re-launch of Hard Rock Bet.

    Published on November 7, 2023 | 12:07 PM EST

    It has been a very long two-year wait, but this morning, legal sports betting in Florida is finally back with the soft return of Hard Rock Bet. This morning, Hard Rock Bet, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe, started taking bets on a limited basis for current customers to test its platform before the full launch, which is still to be determined.

    Legal Sports Betting in Florida Update: Hard Rock Bet Re-Launches

    If you’re a resident reading this, you already know that legalized online sports betting in Florida was short-lived after it lasted just three weeks in November 2021. Hard Rock Bet, which was the only online sportsbook available in the state, was shut down after two casino operators in the state challenged their agreement with the Seminole Tribe, claiming it was illegal.

    Since then, Florida residents have been eagerly waiting for the return of online sports betting as legalization continued to spread in other states around the country.

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    The soft re-launch of Hard Rock Bet comes just one week after the Seminole Tribe’s announcement that in-personal betting would be available at all three of their South Florida casinos (Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek) starting on Dec. 7.

    But the return of Hard Rock Bet is a monumental moment for sports bettors in the state of Florida, who have been waiting two years to bet legally from their own homes once again.

    For now, Hard Rock Bet will be available in a limited capacity for existing sportsbook customers from when the app was previously live from Nov. 1 – Nov. 21, 2021. In the meantime, new customers are able to join the waitlist and will be notified by email on when they’ll be able to bet with zero restrictions.

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