Florida: Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging Seminole gambling deal CBSMiami.com Team · October 19, 2021 at 6:31 am Dealing a win to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe, a federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging a gambling agreement that allows the tribe to have control over sports betting in Florida. Owners of the pari-mutuels Magic City Casino in Miami-Dade County and Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida filed the lawsuit in July, after lawmakers approved the wide-ranging gambling deal between the state and the tribe. Part of the deal, known as a compact, calls for the tribe to operate sports betting, with gamblers throughout the state able to place bets online. The pari-mutuels contend that allowing people to place sports bets while off tribal property will violate federal laws. They also maintain that online sports betting controlled by the tribe will “cannibalize” their customer bases and cause the pari-mutuels to lose money.