A Texas state legislator files bill that would authorize up to nine commercial brick- and-mortar casinos, even as state fights to close tribal gaming. Texas law does not allow for casinos. The gambling law specifically prohibits "keeping a gambling place." However, Native American lands are not subject to the. It's a billion dollar industry, but legalized casino gambling has yet to make it's way to Texas.
But it's not just the money that's causing debate over legalizing casino gambling, it also has a lot to do with ethics. But Smithee says even if there were casinos here, most of that money would still leave our state. The legal gray area has grown even grayer as the state and several cities and counties have required gambling room operators to pay taxes and fees. Multiple multi-billion dollar casinos are operating here. Reno , F. About us Feedback Advertising.