Should Gambling be Expanded in Texas?

It is estimated that Texas currently loses over $8 billion a year in tax revenue to neighboring states which have legalized gambling. Some level of legalized gambling would help considerably to address state budget shortfalls. The proposal currently being considered by the state legislature is to legalize slot machines (video lottery terminals) only at racetracks. It is estimated this would add $2-$3 billion to state revenue. Other forms of gambling expansion which might be considered include poker parlors, slot machines at other locations, indian gaming and full casino gambling.


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Dave Nalle has worked as a magazine editor, a freelance writer, a capitol hill staffer, a game designer and taught college history for many years. He now designs fonts for a living and lives with his family in a small town just outside Austin where he is ex-president of the local Lions Club. He is on the board of the Republican Liberty Caucus and Politics Editor of Blogcritics Magazine. You can find his writings about fonts, art and graphic design at The Scriptorium. He also runs a conspiracy debunking site at


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