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Just now, EliteTexan80 said:

Don't be shocked if Texas gets on the fast track to get something up for vote.

Keep in mind that Texas needs to repeal the previous law first. Yes, that can be done concurrently with a new law, but there's added pressure from constituents to block changing existing laws. Again  *dancing around Webby's rules a bit*  there are ... let's say ... "organizations" in Texas that tend to take a dim view of gambling and are somewhat politically connected. They just need to be the sand in the gears by preventing the repeal of the existing laws to gum up opening a sports book.

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Just now, EliteTexan80 said:

Do you like affordable housing, cheap fuel, crawfish, Tex Mex, Tex Mex WITH crawfish and BBQ? If so, stop on by.

I like the food options, but I also tend to like some zoning laws. The fuel piece doesn't really bother me (I planned for the fact oil is going to spike again).

Also, I tend to prefer my house not to flood.

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13 minutes ago, Woz said:

Keep in mind that Texas needs to repeal the previous law first. Yes, that can be done concurrently with a new law, but there's added pressure from constituents to block changing existing laws. Again  *dancing around Webby's rules a bit*  there are ... let's say ... "organizations" in Texas that tend to take a dim view of gambling and are somewhat politically connected. They just need to be the sand in the gears by preventing the repeal of the existing laws to gum up opening a sports book.

I get that - I'm mostly thinking of McNair, who is very connected to those groups, in a very public way. While his view might be dim, the money is too much for him to ignore. Considering you'd also have people like Jerruh, Mark Cuban and Tillmam Fertitta due to make a ton for their respective franchises, I could surmise they'd find the capital necessary to "brighten" ones views. 

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12 minutes ago, Woz said:

I like the food options, but I also tend to like some zoning laws. The fuel piece doesn't really bother me (I planned for the fact oil is going to spike again).

Also, I tend to prefer my house not to flood.

If it's illegal to have a strip club next to a church, then send me to jail.

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16 minutes ago, EliteTexan80 said:

If it's illegal to have a strip club next to a church, then send me to jail.

Unless and until I create the Holy Sepulcher of Woz, I'll leave the "strip club next to church" conundrum for others to deal with.

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On 5/15/2018 at 3:02 PM, Woz said:

So, potentially

  • By 2018 season start (let's assume that no one opens a book before September, a possible unsafe assumption)

As I was driving into work today, I heard a piece which I think had the head of gaming in New Jersey (I think that's who he was) say that Jersey could have the sports books open in the state by June, July at the latest.

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2 hours ago, Woz said:

As I was driving into work today, I heard a piece which I think had the head of gaming in New Jersey (I think that's who he was) say that Jersey could have the sports books open in the state by June, July at the latest.

I read this and immediately think of the exchange between Mayor Quimby and Fat Tony in this clip from The Simpsons (2:11 mark).

 

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