Florida lawmakers approved a deal with the Seminoles last week that will make it easier to bring casinos to Miami, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Although a casino in Miami is now one step closer, there are still obstacles.
The newly approved agreement with the Seminoles states that they will not object to a new casino that is further than 15 miles away from their resort in Hollywood.
In theory, that would allow for gambling at Genting’s Resorts World Miami, Trump Doral, or at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
However, lawmakers did not approve an earlier version of the deal that would have allowed for portability of gaming from existing facilities.
The CEO of the Seminoles told the Sentinel that they agreed to the 15-mile rule, but don’t support moving permits.
So why the 15 mile language if it cannot be used anyway?
Miami Beach representative Mike Grieco told the Washington Post that he also doesn’t know exactly why the language is there, but it removes one more hurdle for Trump and others. The state is now one step closer to portability with the new law, he said.