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Push to bring casinos to Texas appears headed for defeat this session despite high-profile campaign

A key deadline passed Monday without action in the Texas House on casino legislation backed by the gaming empire Las Vegas Sands. A measure to allow sports gambling looks similarly doomed.

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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Politics 87th Legislative Session Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Gambling Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate