Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new job as a spokesman for the Texas Sports Betting Alliance.
Perry, a Republican who once fought the legalization of betting, says betting is happening so there should be regulation to make it safe.
“This is a way to regulate and to make legal this activity that is going to go on. The idea that somehow or another people are going to stop betting on sports is a bit of a fallacy. Well, it is just not going to happen,” Perry said.
He says millions of dollars of revenue can help the state.