Sports betting in Florida is a complicated situation. Even after Florida voters approved an amendment to the state constitution in November 2018, the legality of sports betting is still unclear. However, Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a new compact with the Seminole Tribe that will allow mobile wagering. There have also been lawsuits against the Florida Seminoles over the compact, and it remains in limbo. These lawsuits are ongoing, and likely will not be resolved this year. As a result, online sports betting in Florida is unlikely to return until 2022.
One of the main arguments is that the state gaming compact is in violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The federal government and the Seminole Indians have filed briefs in an appeal to reinstate the compact. But the Department of Interior (DOI) argues that the compact provides adequate representation for the tribe’s interest.
Some local groups have argued that the sports betting in FL would violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, as well as a constitutional amendment. They also argue that the gambling compact does not permit wagers on in-state college teams, citing a clause in the compact that states wagers on NCAA teams must be made “at a distance from the playing area.” Nevertheless, this may not matter much, as SBOBet is located in the Philippines, and thus legally unlicensed for US citizens.
Despite these issues, there are sportsbooks operating in the state. If you are planning to bet on sports in the state, you should make sure you choose a reputable bookmaker.
When choosing a bookmaker, you should look for a reliable, secure and easy-to-navigate website. It should also accept your preferred payment method and provide a good customer service. A reliable sportsbook will also pay out your winnings quickly.
The Betfair website has a simple, three-column layout. On the left is a menu of different sports, while the right side contains bet slips. You can also find helpful buttons on the site for in-play stats and live streaming. For a limited number of events, you can also use the Auto Process Bet feature.
In addition to offering a wide range of sports to bet on, SBOet is one of the few online bookmakers that consistently offers a high level of customer service. They offer multi-language support, as well as live chat. Another benefit is their competitive odds. Often, the odds at SBOet are close to those offered by Pinnacle, which is a big plus for bettors.
SBOBet offers a wide variety of promotions and bonuses. If you are a new customer, you can receive a free $1,000 bet when you sign up. Additionally, you can get a 10% monthly bonus. Other benefits include a mobile app, sportsbook promotions, and casino promotions.
Bovada is another popular sportsbook. It offers plenty of games to bet on, with a few non-sports wagering options. The maximum bets listed on the website are not publically posted. And although they offer a live betting option, it is mainly football-driven.