Texas lieutenant governor, who presides over Senate, says GOP senators don’t support casinos in Texas

Texas lieutenant governor, who presides over Senate, says GOP senators don’t support casinos in Texas

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  • Jack Fink, KTVT-TV
December 2, 2023 12:55 PM

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick presided over the Texas Senate Friday for the first time since pneumonia sidelined him for the past month… His return comes as the issue of casino gambling is back in the headlines.

This week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sold a majority stake of the team to Miriam Adelson, who owns the Sands Corporation, a casino resort operator.

Cuban has said his goal is to build a new arena as part of a casino resort in downtown Dallas. But before any casino could open in Texas, it would require a change in the state’s constitution.

The legislature would have to approve it, then voters.