They did have a referendum on the ballot, yesterday, that asked if I would support gambling in Texas if the money was earmarked for Texas. That is what we were sold when we got the lottery. Where did the lottery money go? Some people say in the general fund.
I would be for gambling in this state if it did not include Galveston. I am afraid that Galveston would turn into a Biloxi with all the casinos in the water and no seawall. So, for that reason, I voted no.
We go to Lake Charles and also to Biloxi to the Beau Rivage about three times a year and enjoy the Casino's. The L'Auberge Du Lac in Lake Charles parking lot is about 80% filled with Texas license plates, this state could use the revenue for schools. It's unbelievable how many states now have gambling:
MRoss, see, we can agree on something. I am so wary of anyone telling us this will be earmarked for schools. As I said before, that was what the lottery was supposed to be for. I tried to find what they spend the lottery money on and it is nearly impossible to find. Since the politicians are hell bent on slashing school funding, I don't trust the intentions. It is just common sense that schools, firefighters and police ought to be funded......no brainer.