We are officially on relaunch watch for Florida sports betting news right now, as people across the state are sitting on pins and needles to see when things can get going again. In case you missed it, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state, meaning that we could see legal wagers get back on the table in the near future. With that said, things are starting to heat up, as Florida sports betting could return at any moment.
The main thing holding Florida back right now is that the owners of the Magic City Casino could still look to get things to the Supreme Court to have everything overruled. However, it’s up in the air if that will happen or not. Late last week, it was announced that the wheels are in motion to get sports betting apps back open for people to take advantage of, with the Hard Rock Cafe hoping to fire things up as soon as possible.
Things are being put in place for sports betting in Florida to be given the green light. As soon as the government gives the okay, then there should be a quick turnaround. However, with some final obstacles still being held up in court, things could get delayed a bit more. With that said, sports betting could also be launched by the time you’re reading this article. No one knows when exactly it will get done, but the feeling is sooner than later.
This has been a two-year battle for Florida, but it looks like things are going to be coming to an end soon. Florida first was able to launch legal sports betting in October of 2021 and we saw some massive participation back then. However, a U.S. District Judge decided to close everything down shortly after things got rocking. Everything has been a mess since then, but the good news here is that Florida feels like it’s at the one-yard line in getting sports betting back on the table for good.
More news out of Florida:
The Florida Supreme Court has granted No Casinos request for an extension to file its amicus brief in the Florida sports betting case.
New deadline for No Casinos is Oct. 16
Court says DeSantis and lawmakers may ask for an extension, too, if needed.
— Steve Bittenbender (@BittGDCG) October 6, 2023
Dolphins and Jaguars bets are going to be through the roof this fall and winter
As soon as wagers are relaunched, there’s absolutely no question that Dolphins and Jaguars bets are going to be through the roof this fall and winter. Over the weekend, we saw just how popular both of these squads are. Starting with the Jaguars, they were underdogs for their Week 5 showdown against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills had the better NFL betting odds to post a victory, but the Jaguars were able to get the job done in London.
“Buffalo has a great football team, they’re playing with a lot of confidence and a well-coached team,” Coach Doug Pederson said after the win. “For our guys to go out and go toe-to-toe with them, I think it shows where our guys are and the type of team that we have. It’s a no-quit mentality. They hung in there for 60 minutes. It wasn’t a perfect football game, by no means. There are a lot of areas that we can continue to improve, but I think overall, looking at it, it gives you confidence moving forward.
Looking at the Dolphins, they made quite the statement with their Week 5 win over the New York Giants. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was far from perfect, throwing two interceptions in the win, but his day was highlighted by a 69-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill early on in the second half. With De’Von Achane breaking free for a long TD run too, we saw just how explosive this offense can be.
Miami and Jacksonville both have exciting Super Bowl betting odds and those numbers are only going to get better if they keep on posting head-turning victories. Right now, people all over Florida are waiting for legal betting to arrive. Once that does happen, you better believe that countless wagers will be placed on both of these teams throughout the rest of the campaign.
DE'VON ACHANE TO THE END ZONE 🔥
The @MiamiDolphins extend their lead! 🐬
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— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 8, 2023
Will legal betting in Florida arrive in time for the World Series?
Will legal betting in Florida arrive in time for the World Series? This is something baseball fans in the state have on their minds, as the ALDS and NLDS are in full swing right now. Soon enough, both the ALCS and NLCS will be here and then people will be checking the World Series betting odds consistently. In both the AL and NL, multiple teams are hoping to make noise the rest of the way and silence their haters. This includes the Atlanta Braves.
While no teams in Florida are going to push for the World Series title, Atlanta very well may have saved its season on Monday night by evening its series with the Phillies at 1-1. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Austin Riley hit a game-winning two-run homer to get things done for the Braves. With only a few weeks left in the campaign, Florida is in a race against time to allow its sports fans to place money down on the Fall Classic. We’ll find out soon what happens here.