Florida’s Odds For Legal Sports Betting? It’s A Toss-Up To the rest of the country, Florida often seems to march to the beat of its own drummer. Yes, things admittedly do tend to stray from the norm in the tropics. That could well hold true for the prospects of legalized sports betting as well. Other states enjoy a much more straightforward path to passing sports betting legislation. Jurisdictions without a tribal presence certainly have one less hoop through jump through.