Last night (Thursday), as I was leaving the Capitol, I encountered a prominent gambling lobbyist at the east door. We had a long conversation, during which I asked about the prospects for gambing. The lobbyist was quite animated. “Big news is getting read to break,” he said. “It could be as early as tomorrow.” He further said that it would definitely involve casino gambling–he envisioned a mega resort in Dallas–rather than slots. He was definite that it wouldn’t be racetracks. Well, the news is out. It’s racetracks. And why should anyone be surprised? After all, a certain prominent politician’s family has always been involved in tracks. Things seldom happen in the Capitol by chance. Even gambling.
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