Las Vegas Sands Campaigns For Texas To Allow Casinos in the State
If you are tired of going to other states to enjoy a casino, a Las Vegas gaming empire is launching a huge campaign to get the state of Texas to allow casinos.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Las Vegas Sands have begun running ads on radio and TV in the bigger markets of Texas to bring casinos to Texas.
The ads will start running at the same time the State House Committee will be reviewing proposals to expand gambling in Texas.
The ads state that billions of dollars are leaving the state every year when Texans go out of state to enjoy casinos.
"This November, the Legislature can allow Texans to vote to build four world-class destination resorts and casinos, bringing those dollars back to Texas," a narrator says in one of the half-minute TV spots. "Let’s boost our economy, create tens of thousands of jobs and help fund vital services like schools and public safety."
Las Vegas Sands, under the name Texas Destination Resort Alliance, is funding the ads as well as launching a website and various social media accounts.
The casino is backing legislation that would put the decision in the hands of Texas voters in November to create special licenses for resorts to open in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
If the legislation passes and it is put on the ballot in November, that could mean billions of dollars in revenue for the state of Texas that is now going out to states that have casinos close by like New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.