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Renewed Push For Legalized Sports

LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: In this handout provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Mirage Resort Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas is shown crowded with basketball fans during NCAA March Madness Tournament, March 19, 2010. in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau via Getty Images)

Texans might be able to wager on the next Superbowl thanks to bills filed in the state legislature. But they face opposition from the powerful Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Convention’s Rob Kohler says other states have tried gambling to increase revenue, and it’s under-delivered. This year, in Texas, a new coalition of pro-sports teams and online gambling platforms have teamed up to lobby for sports betting. It includes the Dallas Mavericks, and owner Mark Cuban says that it’s crazy we send Texans to neighboring states to go to casinos.