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Casino backers have grand plans for Texas
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 2:39:15 PM
Austin -- Casino gambling in Texas should be done with a bang -- with large resorts that attract convention-goers and tourists, proponents told state lawmakers today.
"If we're going to do this, let's do it on such a scale that we get the best bang, the best value, for Texas dollars," said Democratic Rep. Jose Menendez of San Antonio, who with other lawmakers proposed a sweeping resort casino plan that would also allow slot machines at race tracks and on American Indian lands.
A much-anticipated House committee hearing on a host of casino gambling bills got under way today in a packed room at the Capitol, where the flash of Las Vegas showed itself early in the day.
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