The Hill reports:
Florida’s Miami-Dade County city of Doral voted unanimously on Wednesday to officially ban gambling and casinos in the city, potentially putting in jeopardy reported plans for the Trump-owned Doral golf resort to establish its own casino.
With the 4-0 vote from the Doral city council, properties wishing to establish gambling or a casino must get a request approved by residents in a referendum.
The move follows last month’s approval from the Florida state legislature for a 30-year compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the state of Florida.
About the bill signed by DeSantis:
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.
There will surely be Trump-friendly lawsuits about the ban, but points to the Doral city council for defying their hometown monster. You may recall that Trump wanted to hold the G7 summit at Doral, but only because “it’s so close to the airport.” Yeah.
“Local gambling bans alone may not be enough. Miami Beach, which banned casinos in 2017, retained law firm Shubin & Bass to help fend off any attempts from the Legislature to bring gambling to the city.” w/ @samanthajgrosshttps://t.co/LOxQ9ENtj8
— Martin Vassolo (@martindvassolo) June 10, 2021