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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 09-25-2007, 04:18 PM
 
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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.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I don't think we ever will. NEW MEXICO allows it to some extent, and Louisianan Does as well.. so I guess thats gonna have to do. I am surprised that they dont have Casinos in Mexico right across the river.. you would think it would be big money for them over in Mexico.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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I think it would be a great way to make use of the desolate area in the west. Just take one isolated, deserted area in the west and turn it into a casion oasis town and that is where everybody in Texas would have to go to gamble. It would attract tourist and people passing through off of I10. Can you imagine...a casino oasis out in the middle of nowhere? Just one isolated area of West Texas. That way all of the money stays in Texas and the taxes come down. I think if they do it that way, more people would be apt to vote for it. As it stands, people do not want gambling all over their cities and I think that is why it was voted down.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I think it would be a great way to make use of the desolate area in the west. Just take one isolated, deserted area in the west and turn it into a casino oasis town and that is where everybody in Texas would have to go to gamble. It would attract tourist and people passing through off of I10. Can you imagine...a casino oasis out in the middle of nowhere? Just one isolated area of West Texas. That way all of the money stays in Texas and the taxes come down. I think if they do it that way, more people would be apt to vote for it. As it stands, people do not want gambling all over their cities and I think that is why it was voted down.
Wait....I'm getting deja-vu....where did this happen before....oh yeah...Las Vegas!

Good Idea!
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Cali
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As I mentioned in another thread on this same subject Texas has many fine location where casinos would go nice. Such as the Hill country, the Panhandle, South Padre Island, etc.

Texas better get with it soon. If the politicos in Austin can't do it maybe you Texans ought to go the state proposition route!
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think it would be a great way to make use of the desolate area in the west. Just take one isolated, deserted area in the west and turn it into a casion oasis town and that is where everybody in Texas would have to go to gamble. It would attract tourist and people passing through off of I10. Can you imagine...a casino oasis out in the middle of nowhere? Just one isolated area of West Texas. That way all of the money stays in Texas and the taxes come down. I think if they do it that way, more people would be apt to vote for it. As it stands, people do not want gambling all over their cities and I think that is why it was voted down.
Yeah that really does sound like a good idea. Maybe a small town like ozona or fort stockton where you wouldnt get much local opposition.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: College Station, TX
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The only people who benefit from gambling are the casino owners. For everyone else, it is a plague. An addiction that ruins men, and women. Sure, you might not be addicted, and you might be able to afford losing a few hundred dollars. You are the minority. The people who can least afford to throw away money are the very ones who become victims of gambling. Still, human nature is what it is, and the humans who are easily seduced by quick money will find a way to lose their's no matter what the location.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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The only people who benefit from gambling are the casino owners. For everyone else, it is a plague. An addiction that ruins men, and women. Sure, you might not be addicted, and you might be able to afford losing a few hundred dollars. You are the minority. The people who can least afford to throw away money are the very ones who become victims of gambling. Still, human nature is what it is, and the humans who are easily seduced by quick money will find a way to lose their's no matter what the location.
Thank you for that. I for one am glad that TX has not turned into another Nevada. We are better than that.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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I think the laws in Texas are what's holding the big cities like Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio from becoming World Class and Entertainment recognized cities. Dallas and Houston could get the status of Chicago or NYC but liquor stores closing at 9pm and no casinos in the state is idiotic IMO. People still find a way to sin regardless.

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Old 09-26-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If gambling is on the ballot, that is one thing I certainly will turn out to vote against .
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