Possible January start for Texas online casino proposition


In the southern American state of Texas and the billionaire boss of American casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly been splashing the cash in advance of the consideration of proposed legislation that would seek to legalize some forms of online gambling.

According to a Tuesday report from Austin-headquartered television broadcaster KXAN-TV, 87-year-old Sheldon Adelson (pictured) serves Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Las Vegas-headquartered casino behemoth and recently joined with his wife to pump some $4.5 million into the campaign coffers of Republican candidates in ‘The Lone Star State.’

Aggravating aspects:

The newspaper reported that this investment came after a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow select coastal jurisdictions to premiere iGaming. Although an identical effort failed earlier this year, the upcoming measure could purportedly prove more popular due to the fact that the giant state is struggling with an estimated budget shortfall of around $4.6 billion as well as economic stagnation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coming consideration:

Joe Deshotel reportedly initiated the constitutional amendment so as to help his jurisdiction offset the high costs of wind storm insurance and provide residents with aid in the event of a catastrophic flood. The Port Arthur representative moreover purportedly declared that land-based casino gambling is legal in the neighboring states of Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma and that his measure, which may begin its legislative journey as early as January, could help to ‘preserve Texas cash in Texas.’

Deshotel reportedly told KXAN-TV…

Now is possibly the very best time that the possibility of legalizing online casinos has had in fairly some time. We are attempting to stop cash leaving Texas in such giant quantities so that it can instead go into coffers right here and be used to serve Texans who need assistance.”


louisianaigamingoklahomanew mexicosheldon adelsonarkansaslas vegas sands corporationtexas house of representativesjoe deshotelport arthurconstitutional ammendment




Casino OfferPlay
Omni Slots100% up to €300Play Now
LeoVegasUp to €400 bonusPlay Now
FruitKings U.K100% up to £100Play Now
Wildz100% up to €500Play Now
Pronto100% up to €200Play Now
GreenplayDeposit €25 Get €50Play Now
Dunder100% up to €100Play Now
Wazamba120% Bonus up to €500Play Now
RoyalPanda100% up to €100Play Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *