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State sues Alabama-Coushatta tribe over casino

Here we go again. A new legal salvo was fired this week in the state‚Äôs long-running battle against Indian gambling with a filing in federal court that seeks to close the gaming hall on the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation. A motion for … Continue reading

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Alabama-Coushatta casino opens

Get your gamble on, y’all. Fourteen years after it was forced to close under threat of legal action by the state, the tribe’s modest casino reopened three weeks ago with little fanfare but great expectations. Now, the vast, once empty … Continue reading

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Omnibus gambling bill gets committee approval

Brandi Grissom reports. State Rep. Norma Chavez, D-El Paso, said today the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee approved the omnibus gambling measure that contains language that would allow the Tigua tribe in El Paso to resume gambling at Speaking … Continue reading

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Seventeen casinos?

Wow. The chairman of the House committee that oversees gambling said Friday he has strong support for legislation that would open the door for 17 casinos, slot machines at racetracks, and Indian gaming in Texas. Rep. Edmund Kuempel, R-Seguin, said … Continue reading

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No Tigua casinos

We may still get some form of expanded gambling in Texas, but at least one form of it is off the table for this session. The Tiguas hopes to restart lucrative gambling operations on their reservation are dead for this … Continue reading

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CLC gambling update

Today there will be committee hearings on various gambling-related bills. I am reprinting here an email sent by Suzii Paynter of the Christian Life Coalition, which is one of the leading organizations that are fighting the expansion of gambling in … Continue reading

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