Gambling decision

Posted Friday, Feb. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I could not agree more with Tuesday's editorial saying that letting the voters decide on casino gambling in Texas should be the last step. (See: "Casino advocates have work to do") After all, letting a few biased, special-interest, group-based lawmakers decide for all of the voters is the American way.

Let's don't let the majority rule. My god, there would be casinos everywhere in this state, like there are convenience stores. We would not have a gambling commission set up that would govern where the casinos would be built and who would own them and monitor their gaming operations.

After all, I like that some of these biased lawmakers enjoy making the drive to Shreveport or Thackerville to spend discretionary funds in other states to help them grow and thrive.

-- Jim Nelson,

Fort Worth

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