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Texas Casino to Open in 2016?

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Sookie, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Deep in the heart of East Texas, there could soon be a new tourist attraction: a casino.

    A legal challenge from Texas state officials could always delay or derail the plan. But if the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has its way, they’ll be opening a casino early next year on a more than 10,000-acre Indian reservation south of Livingston.

    “This would be a big shot in the arm,” said Carlos Bullock, a spokesman for the tribe who noted that the clan has struggled financially since its first casino was shut down by the state in 2002.

    “When we were open before, ... we generated about $1 million a month,” he said. “When we closed, it was devastating to the tribe. ... It was a huge impact to lose that kind of revenue, and all those jobs.”

    The casino, about 240 miles southwest of Fort Worth, closed after the tribe lost legal fights with Texas officials, who said state law trumped national Indian law and casino gambling wasn’t allowed in Texas.

    But the tribe now believes it has new authority to reopen a casino featuring devices that look, act and sound like slot machines but really are electronic bingo machines.

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Indian Gaming Commissionruled that the tribe can operate games on its reservation, just as the Tigua Indians can on the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo reservation near El Paso.

    This is the latest development in a more than decade-old legal battle pitting national Indian law that maintains tribes are sovereign nations and may operate casinos on their reservations against state law preventing an expansion of gambling in Texas. (source)
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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I wasn't a gambler until I turned about 25. I used to go to bingo with a group of friends on occasion. It was on the reservation and ran by the Tohono O'odham.

    Anyway, in the bingo hall, there were these machines that acted like slot machines but weren't really slots. They spit out weird tickets and for the life of me, I can't remember what they were good for. (that was 25 years ago .. my memory ... sigh) Because of those little weird machines, I blame my gambling addiction on bingo. lol

    I wonder how the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's "electronic bingo machines" operate, look like, etc. If they do open the casino, make sure you tell us.


    Wait, I may have found something about them. http://www.glendalestar.com/news/article_ed78ec06-728e-11e5-9c29-23f1fea664a5.html
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  3. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Well all the games at the casino I go to in Oklahoma are actually based on bingo wins they have a little bingo card in the corner of the screen and you can even tap it to change to a new card. It says the wins are based on the wins on the bingo card but I don't really get it. It's an Indian casino thing as far as I can tell - which are yes, mostly class II casinos.
  4. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I don't think I've ever seen a little bingo card on my local casinos' slot machines. I'm going to look for them the next time I go.
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  5. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Sookie I was just going to say the same thing. It's not the old bingo machines like Mben is talking about. All or most of our slot machines here in Oklahoma, if you noticed have bingo cards on the screen and win you hit something it shows straight, double or triple bingo or whatever type of bingo it is on that particular hit. I never noticed them until someone pointed them out to me. And a lot of people know what they are going to hit or have hit by looking at those lines.
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  6. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Oh and Sookie I don't get it either. And I a going to tap on it next time I go, lol.
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  7. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    I change them when I sit down and every so often while I'm playing, slotgal you know what cards I mean.
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  8. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Yes, Sookie. I think the ones the top of the machine?
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  9. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Yes. You can change them by touching them ;)
  10. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Didn't know that, lol. I will try that next time. Thanks Sookie!
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  11. Stan Rogers

    Stan Rogers WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Yes, this would really be a big shot in the arm! Great news for Texas. Definitely it’d benefit the state in its economy and in popularity as a tourist attraction. Fingers crossed and hope for the best! Thanks for the update.
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  12. Sookie

    Sookie Mother of Cats

    Thanks Stan!

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