There’s more than just luck on the side of some people poised to cash in if casinos come to Texas.
A proposal by Rep. Charlie Geren, a Fort Worth Republican, sets the framework for how many commercial casinos would be allowed in the state, where they’d go and who would likely be in line to run them.
The bill would reward those with one of the state’s 10 horse or dog racing licenses. They would be able to open a casino without competition or sell the right to apply for a license so another business can. (Only 5 of the tracks have races scheduled for 2023.)