A Fort Worth legislator says it’s ‘high time’ to legalize sports betting in Texas

February 3, 2023

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth legislator is taking a run at legalizing sports betting in Texas.

Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, filed a bill Friday that proposes a Texas constitutional amendment “to foster economic development and job growth” by expanding casino gaming and authorizing legal sports betting.

Geren filed the bill Friday morning. If passed, it would give Texas voters the option to vote on the issue this November.

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