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Below are links to resources and information about gambling in Texas. Many of these resources are studies that have been done by some of the most respected economic developers analysts in the state. The studies cover a number of years and discuss the amount of money that could be brought to or kept in Texas by having legalized casinos and/or racinos in the state. Just click on the links to look at the information in each of the reports

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Economic Impacts of Casino Gaming on the Texas EconomyDr. Ray Perryman   (2005) 

Potential Economic Impacts of Casino Gaming on the Texas EconomyDr. Ray Perryman  (2005)  

Social Impacts of Legalized Gambling- Dr. William Kelly  (2004)  

2006 State of the States    (American Gaming Association's Survey of Casino Entertainment) 

Community Leaders’ Perceptions of Gaming Industry’s Effects- Peter D. Hart, CEO of Peter D. Hart Research Associates (Sept 2005) 

National Gambling Impact Study Commission report

To learn more about the proposed legislation go to:  http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Search/BillSearch.aspx


81(R) HB 1724

Author: Menendez

Caption: Relating to the authorization and regulation of casino and slot gaming in this state, the creation, powers, and duties
of the Texas Gaming Commission, and the powers and duties of the Texas Racing Commission; providing penalties.

Excerpt:  "Applicant" means a person who has applied for a casino owner's license, a casino operator's license, a slot
establishment owner's license, a slot establishment operator's license, an occupational license, a manufacturer's license,
a slot machine provider license, a casino service license, or a qualification to hold an equity interest or creditor interest in a
casino owner's license holder or slot establishment owner's license holder or who has applied for the approval of any act or ...”

 

81(R) SB 1084

Author: Ellis

Caption: Relating to the authorization and regulation of casino and slot gaming in this state, the creation, powers, and
duties of the Texas Gaming Commission, and the powers and duties of the Texas Racing Commission; providing penalties.

Excerpt:  "Applicant" means a person who has applied for a casino owner's license, a casino operator's license, a slot
establishment owner's license, a slot establishment operator's license, an occupational license, a manufacturer's license,
a slot machine provider license, a casino service license, or a qualification to hold an equity interest or creditor interest
in a casino owner's license holder or slot establishment owner's license holder or who has applied for the approval of any act or ...”

 

81(R) HJR 86 - Introduced version –

Author:  Chavez

Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that gambling or other gaming activity
by federally recognized Indian tribes on tribal land is not prohibited by Texas law.
Excerpt: proposing a constitutional amendment providing that gambling or other gaming activity
by federally recognized Indian tribes on tribal land is not prohibited by Texas law.