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Study helps chamber draft plan on casinos - The Galveston County Daily News : News

October 23, 2014

Study helps chamber draft plan on casinos

Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:00 pm | Updated: 2:19 pm, Thu Feb 7, 2013.

GALVESTON — Casino gambling can be an effective economic development tool in some cases transforming languishing communities into powerhouses but it comes with a few inevitable downsides and even more pitfalls for leaders who fail to plan and manage its development carefully according to studies compiled in a newly released report.

Gambling is generally illegal in Texas but during each legislative session lobbyists introduce bills to legalize some form of it.

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