FL Approves Bill That Would Let Trump Open Casino

The Washington Post reports:

Florida legislators approved a legislative package Wednesday that will dramatically expand gambling in the state and sets the stage for former president Donald Trump to pursue a casino license at his Doral golf resort. The legislation includes a 30-year compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, negotiated by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a Trump ally.

The compact includes a provision barring the tribe from interfering should the state issue a gambling license to a facility more than 15 miles “in a straight line” from the tribe’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Trump’s Doral resort, which he purchased in 2012 and then spent an estimated $250 million renovating, is slightly more than 15 miles away.

Read the full article. The bill gives Disney World a 100-mile casino buffer. Last week Trump endorsed the bill’s author for state agricultural commissioner even though his candidacy has not yet been announced.