Texas is one of the few states left that doesn’t recognize casino gambling. Hope isn’t much lost yet though. Another try for the introduction will take place with lawmakers being asked once again to consider the allowance of casino gambling in the state.
This will make for the sixth time it was attempted to get approval with fallout’s resulting in failure due to oppositions from religious groups. If measures can get approved it would mean establishment for a Texas Gaming Commission that could regulate casino gambling in cities and other resort areas such as Austin, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, Dallas and Fr. Worth areas where existing horse tracks have already been established.
The proposed bill HJR 47, submitted by State Representative Carol Alvarado of Houston, filed the bill seeking out measures that would protect Indian tribes who currently operate the only land-based casino in the state because it would pull customers away from its operations.
The request for submission erupted this reaction from the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas with saying “At the end of the day, when the legislature meets and considers this issue, we are confident that this legislature…like the previous legislatures, will determine this is not good for the people of Texas.”