Texans are already gambling and we’re getting fleeced by our neighboring states. Our borders are literally surrounded by casinos and racetracks, with major interstate arteries leading directly from our cities to just-across-the-border gambling destinations.
It’s no wonder $2.5 billion leaves Texas annually to neighboring states. Our neighbors are bleeding us dry. It is time to bring that money home. Allowing casino-style gaming in Texas would benefit all parts of the state from the High Plains to South Texas and Upper Rio Grande to Southeast Texas.
Starr County Judge Eloy Vera has legalized 8-liners in rural, unincorporated areas of the county. Local officials expect that the amusement arcade machines will generate