Texas state senator files bill for casino resorts, sports betting in select cities

Texas state senator files bill for casino resorts, sports betting in select cities

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  • RJ Marquez, KSAT-TV
January 4, 2023 8:47 PM

There’s a new push in the state capitol for legal casinos and sports betting in Texas right before the legislative session gets underway on Jan. 10.

Texas State Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) recently filed bill SJR 17 in the legislature.

If passed, the bill would authorize and regulate casino gaming at a limited number of destination resorts and facilities in Texas with San Antonio being one of them. The other destinations Alvarado mentioned would be Austin, Dallas and Houston.

“This is something I’ve been pushing for quite some time because I believe it diversifies our economy. It makes Texas a destination place with resorts and all sorts of amenities,” said Alvarado.