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Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

The Texas legislature will consider a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to legalize casinos at a limited number of locations and set the stage to permit sports betting.

The proposed law – Senate Joint Resolution 17 – would devise the framework for a new body named the Texas Gaming Commission, which would supervise legalized gambling in Texas.

Casino gambling would be authorized at a “limited number of destination resorts and facilities” with the proceeds going towards tax relief and funding for education and public safety.

The amendment’s author is Houston-based state senator Carol Alvarado, a Democrat who initially pre-filed the bill on 14 November 2022.

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Lithuanian gambling revenue grows by 90% in Q1

Lithuanian gambling revenue grows by 90% in Q1

Gambling revenue in Lithuania grew 90.0% to €43.4m in the first quarter of 2022, as neither the return of the land-based sector or a wide-reaching marketing ban stopped the online sector from continuing to grow.

Online gambling revenue came to €26.8m, up 16.7% from Q1 of 2021.

The majority of revenue came from slots – which are split between category A and category B machines.

Category A slots, with uncapped payouts and stakes, brought in €15.5m, which was up 24.7% from 2021. This came on stakes of €210.4m.

Category B slots, which limit stakes to €0.50 per spin and have win amounts capped at 200 times the original stake, €683,313, up 57.9%.

Table games brought in €1.6m, up 25.5%, on €19.4m worth of stakes and betting revenue was €9.0m, up 2.1%, on stakes of €125.3m.

Turning to the land-based sector, revenue was €16.9m after the sector recorded negligible revenue in Q1 of 2021 with land-based gaming venues closed.

Again, most of this came from slots. category A machines brought ..

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