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Old 10-27-2022, 08:37 AM
 
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https://thetexan.news/abbott-signals...inos-in-texas/

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“We don’t want slot machines at every corner store, we don’t want Texans to be losing money that they need for everyday expenses, and we don’t want any type of crime that could be associated with gaming,” Eze said. “But, if there is a way to create a very professional entertainment option for Texans, Gov. Abbott would take a look at it.”
Without turning this into another political thread…

What do y’all think of this? Should gambling be legal in texas?
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Without turning this into another political thread…

What do y’all think of this? Should gambling be legal in texas?
Yes: if there is a really good tax collection rate from any casino/gambling business to help fund things the state is responsible for (infrastructure for example - less toll roads, more public buses) and other things they can assist with (healthcare), and people with gambling problems. Instead I fear he'll just give them some huge tax break where the state won't get any real benefit until 5-10 years later.
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If they would just legalize pot and gambling....
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:39 AM
 
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I would say NO however if it can fund infrastructure and other things that are said above than YES. Remove tollways
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:58 AM
 
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Instead I fear he'll just give them some huge tax break where the state won't get any real benefit until 5-10 years later.
Valid concern
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:59 AM
 
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If they would just legalize pot and gambling....
The good thing about pot is now there are legal options that are very very similar.
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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Without turning this into another political thread…

What do y’all think of this? Should gambling be legal in texas?
I am tried of seeing a parking lot full of Texas license plates at WinStar. I'd prefer that the tax revenue stays in Texas. We all know that people love to gamble, and pretending to ignore that it by pushing it across a river, and therefore giving away all of that tax revenue, is just ridiculous.

The Chickasaw Nation owns Lone Star Park (they bought it when original owners went bankrupt) and they have repeatedly tried to get gaming machines in the clubhouse. The Lege keeps slapping them down. Maybe now that Jane Nelson is no longer in the way, the State will finally allow it.
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:18 AM
 
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overall indifferent but if it helps improves our roads I can't say no.
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
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Tilman Fertitta getting a casino in his hometown would be great
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Old 10-27-2022, 11:40 AM
 
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All the states around Texas have casinos.
So what's the point of making casinos illegal in Texas?

1/2 of Texas population (Dallas, Houston and El Paso) live less than 3 hours away from a casino in Louisiana, Oklahoma or New Mexico.
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