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NPT Capitol: New Poll could be good news for the Tiguas

According a new poll conducted on behalf of the pro-gambling PAC Texans for Economic Reform, a majority of Texans support slot machine gambling at Indian casinos and race tracks.

More interestingly for the Tiguas:

–Support is pretty bipartisan: Support ranges from 56% of conservative Republicans to 76% of moderate/liberal Democrats.

–75% of Texans polled think slot machine gambling is ok once informed about the perceived benefits of expanding gambling. (i.e. greater self sufficiency for tribes, job creation, how much Texans already spend gambling in border states etc)

–82% of Texans polled think that the issue should be decided by voters on the ballot (via constitutional amendment) rather than by politicians fiddling with the law in Austin.

Source: Baselice and Associates

–Ben Wright

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

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  1. […] David wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt According a new poll conducted on behalf of the pro-gambling PAC Texans for Economic Reform, a majority of Texans support slot machine gambling at Indian casinos and race tracks. More interestingly for the Tiguas: –Support is pretty bipartisan: Support ranges from 56% of conservative Republicans to 76% of moderate/liberal Democrats. –75% of Texans polled think slot machine gambling is ok once informed about the perceived benefits of expanding gambling. (i.e. greater self sufficiency for tribes, job creation, how much Texans already spend gambling in border states etc) –82% of Texans polled think that the issue should be decided by voters on the ballot (via constitutional amendment) rather than by politicians fiddling with the law in Austin. Source: Baselice and Associates –Ben Wright […]

  2. But…..Donald Trump’s casinos are in bankruptcy. It shows me that this is a bad time to even consider opening a casino.

    LyndaLBD

    February 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

  3. Slot machines, eight-liners and video poker machines are guaranteed cash cows. If they are allowed on Indian reservations, why not at all business lcoations? Speaking Rock was never a destination casino. The great majority of its customers El Pasoans. I would YES to machines and NO to high stakes table games.

    Ken G

    February 23, 2009 at 5:45 pm

  4. CAN THE NEW FEDERAL BLDG BE NAMED FOR JUDGE THOMASON??

    BARRY COLEMAN

    February 23, 2009 at 10:55 pm


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