The Hard Rock Sportsbook is now available statewide.
Miami radio host Andy Slater broke the news that wagers were being accepted via the sportsbook’s mobile app, which is also available in Iowa and New Jersey. Bettors in Florida can wager on pro and college sports using the app, which is available through Google Play and Apple Store. The app is offering new users a $100 risk-free bet at signup.
The launch took place with no official word from the tribe. Last week, the Seminole Tribe signed agreements with five pari-mutuels in preparation for the launch of the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app.
The five pari-mutuels that have signed agreements with the tribe are Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach; Hialeah Park Casino, Hialeah; Ocala Gainesville Poker and Ocala Breeder’s Sales Company, Ocala; Tampa Bay Downs, Tampa; and TGT Poker & Racebook, Tampa.
Sports betting became legal in Florida on October 14, but the state’s casinos have not yet announced a date when they will start taking wagers. The Seminole Tribe is facing lawsuits that will have a hearing on November 5.