Texas, Okla. gaming

Posted Friday, May. 03, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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North of the Metroplex, just across the Oklahoma border lies WinStar Casino, the second-largest in the world. I’m fairly comfortable in proposing that it was built not for Oklahoma gamblers but for Texas gamblers.

The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing a case by the Tarrant Regional Water District against Oklahoma. The dispute is over water rights. Oklahoma has a lot of water; North Texas doesn’t. We want some of theirs. And they don’t want to give us any.

There’s never been a better time to finally open Texas to casino gambling — one or two in the Metroplex, as well as several scattered around the state. Bring back the millions of dollars that Texas spends in Oklahoma (and Louisiana). Once Oklahomans experience a sharp drop in money flowing from Texas to their coffers, they may be persuaded that selling us some of their water isn’t such a bad idea after all.

— Greg S. Pate, Fort Worth

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