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Casino Money Could Be Too Late For Budget Help

Will casinos bail the state out of its current budget problem? Lawmakers are told don’t bet on it.  Of course first there would be a wait for voters to approve any kind of casino gambling plan passed by lawmakers and then you have to build them. “There’s going to have to be some kind of physical structures in some of these cases to contain all the machines.”  Comptroller’s Chief Revenue Estimator John Hellermann says the state shouldn’t count on any real revenue for a couple of years after casinos are approved by voters.  It also depends on the level of gambling approved, for example there could be just so call Racinos or limited casinos at horse and dog tracks, or there could be full fledged destination resort casinos.

  • hope

    I hope and pray casinos come to texas we need the revenue badly. The voters of texas want gambling so let it come.

  • Walt Sammon

    Some one has to pay for all the benefits being given to illegals.
    Casinos are the answer, but does anyone have a better idea?
    I am tired of all the people who put down ideas without looking
    at all the points

  • Tina

    The State & the Christians do not want gambling, Fine. I will take my money to a bordering state that allows it and help their economy. Will the state & the Christians come to our aid when our own economy is dead? No they will not. You cannot rule over morals. What I do is between who I believe in & me. Not the church nor the state. Oklahoma and Louisiaina main roads are so much better than Tx because we do not allow gambling. We invented Tx Hold Em but legally cannot play it. What a rip off.

  • Steve

    This should have happened years ago. All you have to do is go to any of the casinos in OK or LA, look at the license plates of the cars in the parking lot and you will think you are still in Texas. You are not going to stop the people that want to gamble so lets collect some of the money for Texas.

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