Jack Pratt: The TT Interview

Jack Pratt, chairman of the Texas Gaming Association, has tried for years to convince Texas lawmakers to let voters decide whether to allow casinos in the state. He's back again, proposing a combination of casinos, "racinos" (racetracks with slot machines) and Indian casinos that he and his economists say would bring more than $1.2 billion into the state treasury every year. It would take a constitutional amendment, approved by two-thirds of the Legislature and a majority of the voters, to add casinos to the legal gambling options of bingo, parimutuel wagering at dog and horse tracks, and the ...

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