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GOP leaders have expressed skepticism about expanding gambling in Texas. But supporters see hope in the long run.

People pushing for the move say they are hopeful they'll get legislative approval this year. If not, one executive said, it's "inevitable" in the future.

Gamblers play slot machines during the reopening of The D hotel-casino, closed by the state since March 18, 2020, as part of steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 4, 2020.

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Economy Politics State government 87th Legislative Session Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Gambling Greg Abbott