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Casino supporters make renewed push in Texas
Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 9:22:13 AM
Flashy billboards and television ads beckon Texans to casinos in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Buses and cars full of eager gamblers zip over to those states to plop down cash playing blackjack, roulette and slots.
It's a pot of money Texas ought to have a piece of, gambling proponents say, to help pay for education and other important services.
But time and again anti-gambling forces have blocked casinos or any semblance of them in the conservative Lone Star State. In some circles the idea of casino wagering is akin to a state income tax - a Texas taboo.
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