The sound of slot machines in Texas would be music to the ears of those behind the "Let Texans Decide" campaign. The group's web site claims Texans spend $2.5 billion every year at casinos in neighboring states like Oklahoma and Louisiana. It wants to give Texas voters a chance to decide for themselves whether they want gambling in the Lone Star State, and the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce agrees.
State Senator Rodney Ellis has proposed a joint resolution that would establish a "Texas Gaming Commission" and allow casino and slot gaming in the state.
The "Let Texans Decide" initiative is pushing for the resolution, and if it passes at the capitol, Texas voters would decide if gambling becomes a reality.