Daily Archives: November 8, 2023

West Flagler files motion to suspend Hard Rock Bet in Florida

Pari-mutuel betting operator West Flagler Associates has filed a motion in Florida's Supreme Court to suspend Hard Rock Bet and its online sports betting offering in the state.

Hard Rock Bet, which is operated by the Seminole tribe, launched in Florida yesterday (7 November). Early access is available to players who bet previously with the operator and members of Hard Rock’s loyalty scheme.

However, the launch has been met with a legal challenge by West Flagler. A motion filed with the Florida Supreme Court requests it to expedite the exercise of its all writs jurisdiction to immediately suspend online sports betting.

West Flagler says the suspension should last until a final ruling on its petition for writ of quo warranto.

West Flagler: suspension the “only remedy”

“This launch was not previously announced and came as a surprise,” West Flager said. “On 1 November, the tribe announced that commencing 7 December it was commencing the games authorised by the 2021 compact at its..

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Elys set for US mobile sports betting debut with Caesars in Colorado

Elys Game Technology has struck a market access agreement with Caesars Entertainment in Colorado, in a deal that will mark its entrance into the North American mobile sports betting market.

Under the arrangement with Caesars, Elys will launch in Colorado via its new SportBet.com brand. Elys has not stated when it intends to go live in the state.

SportBet.com will run in Colorado using 5D by Elys technology and offer players access to a range of betting options. The Colorado launch remains subject to regulatory approvals in the state.

Elys plans to build on this initial roll out by launching the SportBet.com brand in other US states. This will also be done through market access partnerships, but Elys did not state which markets it could target.

Elys expects rapid adoption of new sports betting product

“We are focused on converting recent investments in technology and infrastructure into revenue-generating business in the US,” Elys executive chairman Mike Ciavarella said.

“Our me..

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