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Old 10-27-2022, 11:41 AM
 
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Big republican nanny state Texas government wanting to control how people spend their money.
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:59 AM
 
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I think there is a fair argument that even though lots of Texans travel to Louisiana and Oklahoma for the casinos, the number of Texans gambling will certainly increase if it was made legal in the state.

With that said, the government shouldn’t be telling people what to do with their money. And we have all seen people buying lottery tickets over and over at gas stations, as well as the eight liners commonly found in gas stations and bars that “don’t award cash prizes”.
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Old 10-27-2022, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Fulshear, TX
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I'd be curious as to how what organizations are the largest lobbyists against gambling in Texas - my guess would be a Louisiana Gaming PAC. As someone else pointed out, I'm sure if it was legalized here there would be some sort of tax incentive for years to come. Would be cool if all the increased tax revenue went to "real" property tax relief.
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Old 10-27-2022, 12:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Is anyone on the board against legalizing gambling and casinos in the state? If so, I am curious as to why.
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:07 PM
 
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Casinos could easily be used to promote tourism in Galveston, Corpus Christi and South Padre Island
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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While I don't view casinos as an effective economic development tool (sorry, hospitality jobs aren't a great foundational basis for local economies), there's no reason to prohibit them, plus we'd get the tax revenue.

I agree with another poster over concern that Fertitta and others will try to get big tax breaks / incentives though. That should only happen at the local level, and only to the extent that a casino project is achieving a pre-defined local economic development goal (say, reusing a deteriorated building). And only for the amount needed to satisfy that objective.
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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https://thetexan.news/abbott-signals...inos-in-texas/



Without turning this into another political thread…

What do y’all think of this? Should gambling be legal in texas?
I want Texas to have casinos.
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:34 PM
 
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I'd be curious as to how what organizations are the largest lobbyists against gambling in Texas - my guess would be a Louisiana Gaming PAC. As someone else pointed out, I'm sure if it was legalized here there would be some sort of tax incentive for years to come. Would be cool if all the increased tax revenue went to "real" property tax relief.
Oklahoma as well. Companies that sell lottery tickets.
Possibly kickapoo casino.
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:35 PM
 
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Is anyone on the board against legalizing gambling and casinos in the state? If so, I am curious as to why.
Probably because they think it will lead to more Texans gambling. Which I think it probably will, I’m not against it per say though.
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Old 10-27-2022, 02:42 PM
 
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Probably because they think it will lead to more Texans gambling. Which I think it probably will, I’m not against it per say though.
Are you telling us that Republicans hate freedom?
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