Texas Casino Proposals Spark Lobbying Battle

Texas lawmakers are set to consider a number of proposals to allow casino gambling in Galveston and restore tribal gaming in the state. But while investment to repair the devastation of a recent hurricane is needed, observers still believe the amendments face an uphill battle for acceptance.Two Gulf Coast legislators filed a proposal this week that would allow casino gambling on barrier islands adjacent to Gulf Coast counties, including Galveston, and in cities with populations over 675,000, such as Houston.

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