TEXAS – As reported by the Midland Reporter-Telegram: "A proposed state constitutional amendment that could bring a casino to the Permian Basin is being considered in the House Ways and Means Committee in Austin and will probably come to a House floor vote within two weeks, one of the sponsors told the Reporter-Telegram Monday.
"When asked how close proponents are to the necessary 100 votes to put it on the statewide ballot Nov. 1, Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, said, 'Pretty close. We're not there yet, but we're getting closer.'
"Similar to a bill filed by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, Geren's bill and one sought by Rep. Kino Flores, D-Mission, would combine the state horse racing and lottery commissions into the new Texas Gaming Commission, which could issue licenses for 12 casinos in the state.
"A difference between the House and Senate proposals is that the Geren-Flores measure would let horse racing tracks apply for their own casino licenses and install video lottery terminals showing dog and horse races around the country…"
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