Some lawmakers fighting to legalize casinos in Texas, bill gaining traction

KHOU – Almiya White (KBMT), Kierra Sam (12News)

BEAUMONT, Texas — A bipartisan bill targeted at legalizing casino gambling in Texas is gaining some traction among state lawmakers.

12News spoke with one woman who worked in the casino industry for two decades. She witnessed how much money Louisiana made off of Texans, and now state leaders say it’s time we keep those dollars.

“With hopes that one day Texas would open one so I would have to stop making that drive and work right here at home,” Donita Abate said.

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