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    Roger T. Bannon
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    Oops. Texas considering gambling.

    Money talks in Texas and Texans love to gamble. How long can the American Taliban hold it off?

    https://www.legalsportsreport.com/47...-betting-push/

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    it's about time they stop being a nanny state, treading on their resident's personal freedoms\


    join the 21st century, Tejas!

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    They want to have the teams operate the sportsbooks. I guess that is how they figure they can end run it.

    Texas politicians are not real bright so they will screw it up but I didn't figure they could hold out for too long with other R states on board.

    The only thing that matters is they get something going.

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    vegas finished

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    that would be some bs if texas gets sportsbetting before florida

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    georgia should be there this year



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    Texas approved fantasy a year or two ago so it is not a real big stretch. They are already used to the idea and that was pretty easy.

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    AUTO DONK gonna be winnin' in his own backyard.

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    tax and spend

    texas blue state soon

    whole country going socialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnatikid513 View Post
    that would be some bs if texas gets sportsbetting before florida
    Iím in Florida and my guess is we will be the last to see sports wagering if ever. Seminole tribe has to much influence, although there is a bill thatís going to be introduced this year to let the Florida lottery handle sports wagering, the kicker is a 15% tax on winnings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger T. Bannon View Post
    They want to have the teams operate the sportsbooks. I guess that is how they figure they can end run it.

    Texas politicians are not real bright so they will screw it up but I didn't figure they could hold out for too long with other R states on board.

    The only thing that matters is they get something going.
    They will vote to approve anything that provides an opportunity for politicians to line their pockets. Guaranteed there will be lobbying and contributions to these politicians to convince them to approve it. Of course there will be 10X more money given to these politicians under the table than publicly announced. One of the most corrupt states in the country. New York and Illinois are chumps compared to the corruption in Texas.

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    Gambling is regressive taxation and it primarily taxes the lower class so it is fairly irresistible for Texas.

    In Texas, churches rent buses to take old ladies to Shreveport to gamble.

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    I hope. They should put a casino in Galveston, TX. I’d be there daily, that’s basically my backyard.

    I’d never go to Vegas again if they put casinos in Texas.

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    Once they get this far, it will be going to happen. Texas does not have much of an economy without oil. It will happen within 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    vegas finished
    new york and texas are huge and i might agree with you

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    don't get your hopes up

    Ohio fumbled the ball in December... had it all setup to pass

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    That just means they will do it later. It is not that easy. There is a lot to work through and they have no idea what they are doing.

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    This is moving. A bill has been put forward. If it passed, it would go to voters. Pretty sure it would be approved if it gets to voters.

    Online only. They would cap providers at five. 6.25% tax rate.

    No betting on Texas college teams.

    There are actually two bills pending.
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    They're also considering secession from The USSA. Google that. If google hasn't blocked it out already like Bill Gates blocks out the sun!

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    Well this was put forth by a Dem so not much chance. But the fact that they are putting bills forward just means it is a matter of time and Texas even putting anything forward is nothing short of amazing.

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    The reality always was if Florida or Cuba got sports gambling, Vegas was done. Vegas killed itself anyway this year, lol, so who cares, they just gave FL a grace year

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    when is gambling tax going to be removed for the gambler

    most other civilized first world countries only tax the casino profits

    but here in the us the gambler has to pay 25 percent

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    Not many billionaires betting on sports. Sports gambling is a tax on the lower class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    tax and spend

    texas blue state soon

    whole country going socialist
    Hallelujah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    tax and spend

    texas blue state soon

    whole country going socialist
    Online sports betting is socialism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2bets View Post
    Online sports betting is socialism?
    lol

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    Vegas is dying

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    Good... need a casino nearby for after I retire. Can meet my plan of either being a poker dealer or a blackjack dealer to pass the time when I’m older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19th Hole View Post
    AUTO DONK gonna be winnin' in his own backyard.
    I’ve never seen him post a sports pick in his entire history of posting.

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    offshore is finished
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavyracer View Post
    offshore is finished
    lol no

    100 Billion people to choose from Son cant miss business

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