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.

  • William L. Smith

    I strongly believe that Texas should embrace implementing casinos in Texas. There are a lot of people that go up to Choctaw to spend money. Think of all the people that go to Ok or La.

  • rette

    Texas is crazy if they don’t go with casinos or at least installing slots at the race tracks. The Lone Star Park racetrack is DYING!! I go to Winstar in Oklahoma and all you see are Texas license plates. All that money is going to OK. It is just pure craziness. Don’t make any sense!!!

  • hope

    It would be fantastic if gaming came to texas we need it, But our govenor does’t see it that way. Last time I looked the majority rules, The people in the state of texas want gaming.

  • NY Expat

    Just what we need…large congregations of chain-smoking elderly and white trash that we already have too much of.

  • Jackie

    Our lawmakers need to go to Shreveport, Winstar, and to Durant Ok., then while there put a $100 bill in a box for each Texas license plate in the parking lots. Take the box to Austin and add up a conservative amount of just the money we are sending out of Texas. If they factor in the jobs, hotel taxes, food expenses, as well as the trickle down jobs this would pass unanimously if they vote for what is best for Texas.

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