The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has denied West Flagler Associate's motion to stay.
The motion, which was filed last week, was objected to by the US Department of the Interior (DOI) earlier this week (26 September).
West Flagler’s request to stay was its latest attempt to block the Seminole Tribe of Florida from rolling out Hard Rock Bet. The Seminoles were permitted to exclusively offer sports betting in Florida in May 2021. This was after Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, approved a compact agreement with the tribe.
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals filed the denial yesterday (28 September).
“Upon consideration of appellees’ motion to stay issuance of the mandate pending the Supreme Court’s disposition of a petition for writ of certiorari or, in the alternative, to stay issuance of the mandate for a reasonable time to permit appellees to seek a stay from the Supreme Court, and the opposition thereto, it is ordered that the motion be denied,” read the filing.