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Texas Bill Would Ask Voters to Legalize Casinos, Sports Betting

March 9, 2021, 9:05 PM

Texas is taking its first step in a bipartisan drive for gamblers to spend in Texas instead of Las Vegas, under a pair of bills filed Tuesday to legalize casinos and sports betting and set gaming tax rates.

Companion bills filed Tuesday by state Rep. John Kuempel (R) (HJR 133) and state Sen. Carol Alvarado (D) (SJR 49) would amend the state constitution to allow four casino resorts to be built in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area and would legalize sports wagering.

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