Gambling initiatives and ballot measures in Texas

60% of likely voters support legalizing casino-style gaming in up to five locations in Texas. About that many — 59% — would vote for those five casinos and also for casinos at existing dog and Texas gambling initiatives and ballot measures involve casinos and games of chance. This page covers the amendments to authorize new casinos or make various games of chance legal or illegal. Amendments. Texas Proposition 11 (1991) See also. Gambling on the ballot; External links. Texas Gambling Laws The billionaire owner of the largest casino operator in the world has his eyes set on the state Capitol in Austin, hoping to convince state lawmakers to legalize casino gambling in Texas. Sheldon Adelson—multi-billionaire casino tycoon, GOP national mega-donor, and chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation—has made striking moves recently in the political chess game of the Texas Proponents of casino gambling expansion have tried several times to get casinos approved but the State Legislature has remained unwilling to approve such a measure since 1991. That was the year when the Texas Lottery got approved by local voters. Currently, another major campaign is being held in Texas, with the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson having made a contributions campaign during the Texas Casino Bill Introduced, Would Permit 12 Destination Resort Venues. Posted on: March 6, 2019, 01:00h. Last updated on: March 6, 2019, 06:50h. HOUSTON — Rep. Joe Deshotel, D–Beaumont, filed a bill in December that could bring casino gambling to Texas with the purpose of raising funds for future hurricane and flooding relief. Permitting casino gaming in Texas to generate funding for residual windstorm insurance coverage in coastal areas, and letting Texans vote on the issue, has been referred to committee. HB 2741 , HJR 90

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