“Count Doral among the latest Miami-Dade cities to erect defenses against casino politics as the prospect of gambling — and a Trump-branded casino — creeps closer,” reports the Miami Herald. “The Doral city council on Wednesday voted 4-0 to ban gambling and casinos from the city unless approved by residents in a referendum, weeks after Gov. Ron DeSantis negotiated a $500 million gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.”
“The gaming deal, among other things, stops the Tribe from objecting to the transfer of existing slot machine licenses to anywhere 15 miles from its casino on Seminole land near Hollywood, language that opens the door to former President Donald Trump purchasing a license and transferring it to his Doral golf resort.”
Trump will no doubt insist that he’s “being treated very unfairly” and try to get Governor Ronny Deathsentence or his stooges in the GOP controlled “Florida Man” legislature to intervene. The Trump family has repeatedly made public statements about wanting to get into the casino business, apparently oblivious to the fact that younger generations of Americans would rather play online video poker than go to a casino, or the fact that if there was any real opportunity for growth in casino gambling, then Ray Halbritter would have started a nationwide casino management firm instead of diverting massive shares of the profits from his Oneida casinos into diversified economic growth and sustainable job development strategies.