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View Poll Results: Do you want vegas style gambling in texas?
Yes 23 47.92%
No 25 52.08%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Cali
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I hear ya CleoT! I understand the anti-casino side too. I do think a few casino/resorts spaced out over the state would not be so bad. They should definatley re-open the two Indian casinos that were shut down a few years ago. The Kickapoo casino in Eagle Pass is still the only place in Texas where you can gamble.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And trainwreck.. I'll vote for it.. so we will offset one another.
Did you move back to Texas? I thought you were in MS. Or can the military vote everywhere? I need to pay more attention .
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I'm for casino gambling. I don't really care about gambling, but the fact is that Texans are going across the state borders to gamble in all of the adjoining states. The state is losing a lot of money. You can't protect injudicious people from themselves. They'll just blow their rent money in Oklahoma.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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I wish we could vote on the subject, I would support it. It would bring in additional revenue... and some neat looking buildings. If it is done right it could be a great thing for the state.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Gambling in Texas? A state with a church on every corner?
Looks more like a state that needs to be led around by the nose rather than allowed to think freely.

Every other person who you meet in Vegas is a Texan, would be a crazy idea to keep Texas money in Texas.
Get Real........this is the bible belt, we'd much rather build huge, outrageous churches instead of casinos.

Besides, look how much cash these churches bring in to the state.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I know gambling legislation was just shot down in Texas. Are the citizens of Texas ever going to want gambling - meaning, regular casinos like Vegas?
I think it would be a big plus for the state.

I'm not a gambler, but I just had to tell you that your username is awfully coincidental to my real life! My name is Polly and my sister's name is Robin.
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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...Besides, look how much cash these churches bring in to the state.
Churches don't pay taxes, so no money there. On the other hand, casinos do pay taxes.
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I completely agree with RSTX. Gambling is no good. It takes over lives; ruins people, marriages, and families. Good call, RSTX.
Gambling is definitely a lesser evil than alcoholism/drug addiction. Gamblers mostly affect family members, while drunks affect families AND kill/mame thousands of Innocent people every year.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Texas has gambling addicts anyways. I think its better that spend their money in Texas then in Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, or Vegas!
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is as silly of an argument as the "dry" towns that don't want alcohol sold in it because it will produce a bunch of alcoholics and bring down morals, blah, blah, blah. First, let me say I'm not a gambler, can't stand it, and I live in a "dry" town. If people are going to be gamblers and alcoholics, they are gonna find a way to get to it. One of the main idiots in my town that is fighting against selling alcohol in town, OWNS A DANG LIQUOR STORE just outside of the city limits!!!! Ummmm....can you say hypocrite? We are 30 minutes from the casino's in Louisiana and you know what? I'd hazard to guess that there are more Texans in those casinos than there are Louisiana citizens. I doubt seriously that TX will ever legalize casinos....this is the bible belt. They'd much rather drive to another town or state to get their poison.
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