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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Racing commission seeks input on controversial technology

The Texas Racing Commission voted Tuesday to take steps toward allowing state racetracks to tap into a controversial technology known as historical racing.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Senators talk legalizing casinos in Texas

A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casino gaming might see substantial changes before the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce votes on it.

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Playing the numbers on gaming in Texas

Like some kind of biennial flower — or bad penny, depending on your point of view — the discussion of expanding gambling in Texas has popped up at the edges of the legislative session

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Hays DA says ‘sweepstakes parlors’ are illegal

District Attorney Sherri Tibbe's interpretation of the law contradicts that of the Kyle police chief who allowed such a gaming room to open in downtown Kyle earlier this year.