Lawmakers Urged to go “All In”
Lawmakers hear that Texas should go big or go home when it comes to gambling. The state could make one billion dollars and help horse tracks by limiting gaming to those locations. Track owners say that’s what they need to keep the industry going in Texas. Those however are small dollars compared to what Jack Pratt with the Texas Gaming Association is talking about. He says we should built big destination style casino resorts and says Texas is about the only place left in the country that could succeed doing that. “We have already huge amounts of tourism and convention business coming in currently in addition to the 25 million people that we already have.” He says that could bring in up to 4.3 billion dollars per year to the state and mean over 100 thousand jobs.