The Doral city council voted 4-0 on Wednesday to ban gambling and casinos from the city unless they were approved by the city’s residents in a referendum, the Miami Herald reported.
The move comes after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump ally, agreed a $500 million gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe that would allow the former president to build a casino at his Trump National Doral Miami Resort, which is run by his son Eric Trump.
The Doral city council approved an emergency ordinance banning casinos within the city limits in May. Wednesday’s vote passed the same legislation on a non-emergency basis. “We wanted to make sure we weighed in,” Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez told the Herald ahead of the vote. “We will take whatever steps necessary.”
Apparently Eric Trump is the brains behind making the Doral resort into a casino.
“Many people consider Trump Doral to be unmatched from a gaming perspective – at 700 acres, properties just don’t exist of that size and quality in South Florida, let alone in the heart of Miami,” he said in an email to The Washington Post. – Eric Trump
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