Casino Talks For Texas

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some backers Wednesday said casino gambling in
Texas should be done with large resorts that attract
convention-goers and tourists.
A much-anticipated Texas House committee hearing on a host of
casino gambling bills got under way today in Austin.
Rep. Jose Menendez of San Antonio has proposed a sweeping resort
casino plan that would also allow slot machines at race tracks and
on American Indian lands.
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson says a "destination
resort" is the way to go.
Adelson showed large glossy photos of his company's properties -
the Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Opponents, including the Baptist Christian Life Commission,
argue that casinos suck money out of local economies and don't
produce the financial benefits they promise.


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