Senator presents bill to legalize gambling in Texas

Texas Poker Gaming Act of 2013 Introduced in State Legislature Proposed legislation would regulate brick-and-mortar poker but does not address online poker. grngobstpr, SXC Attribution with Notification. Correction: The article as originally published stated that online poker would be banned under the proposed legislation; however, the bill would not affect the current status of online poker A proposed Senate resolution that would enable at least six casino resorts to open could result in one of the biggest economic windfalls the state has ever experienced, according to the Texas Sheldon Adelson Ramps Up Efforts to Get Casino Bill Approved in Texas. Posted on: December 10, 2020, 11:38h. Last updated on: December 11, 2020, 11:59h. The bill to allow casino gambling in Texas is one of many issues that will be discussed on January 8, 2013, the date when lawmakers from the state will convene to discuss all these issues. New Jersey introduced legislation late in the 2013 session regarding the ability to allow foreign jurisdictions to conduct internet wagering within the state. Currently, Georgia and Illinois offer the sale of lottery tickets over the internet. Florida and Massachusetts have introduced legislation to do the same and Illinois has introduced legislation authorizing further online lottery ticket A 2013 study based on Texas allowing 13 racinos, six commercial casinos, and three tribal casinos projected they would generate $11.8 billion in new economic activity across the state. About 74,000 new jobs would be created, along with $3.4 billion in salaries, wages, and benefits. The casinos were projected to win about $4.6 billion annually from gamblers. To put that into context: Prior to His bill allots for 20% of all revenue to go to the state, so against 2012 numbers, Texas could see $600,000,000. In addition, application and owner fees would go to a Texas Casino and Slot Gaming fund and any extra revenue would be transferred to the General Revenue fund. Representative Charles Perry, however, is skeptical of the benefits for Texans.

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