The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the federal government can’t keep states from legalizing gambling on sports, but don’t expect to place a bet in Texas any time soon.
Texas state law prohibits sports gambling at this time. Governor Greg Abbott has said in the past he does not want to expand those laws to include betting on sporting events.
FOX44 News reached out to local lawmakers about making changes to laws in Texas. State representative Doc Anderson believes there isn’t enough support to expand gambling in Texas because it could cost the state as much as it raised.