State of Gaming in Texas…… good news yet

In the quest to find out the status of any progress in the legalization of gaming in Texas the House Bills listed below were the only pending bills to be found. As a reader can see, there has not been action recently so will be monitoring to see if any progress is made.

It may also be noted that right now there have been 961 House Bills filed and 416 Senate Bills filed so far this session. The Texas Legislature meets every two year for about 90 days and is sometimes called into special session to deal with a specific issue or to pass certain bills. The special session is not called by the Governor of Texas (Governor Perry aka The King of Texas) unless it is to pass bills already agreed to by the Governor/King.

There has been some optimism in the gaming community that with the proposed deep cuts in funding for nearly all programs in the state with Education and Medical needs taking the biggest hit, that it would be a great way to add revenue to the State coffers.

The powers that be in the Great State of Texas are a little hard headed and it just may not be of concern to them that we actually fund the educational system of three states, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and don’t even consider how much more convention business could be brought in by the casino/gaming industry.

Two years ago, the State Legislature had the votes to put the Gaming/Casino bill on the ballot for the citizens of Texas to decide but a promised veto by our King silenced it from coming for a vote. The only reasons that it may have a better chance of approval are the deep cuts to essential programs and the fact that some of the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma have bought interest in racetracks and may not be funding the opposition.

Will be staying tuned for any progress on this matter. Below are the two bills pending at this time.

HJR 28 last action 11/8/10


Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation

HJR 43 Last action 12/9/10


Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize and regulate the conduct of gaming in this state in counties that by local option election approve the conduct of that gaming.

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