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3 Ways Slot Machines Trap Gamblers

Dec 6, 2016
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If you’ve spent any time in a casino, you know how absorbing those blinking, candy-colored slot machines can be. On Think, Krys Boyd talked with journalist John Rosengren about how slots are designed to keep visitors gambling. He writes about how casinos enable gambling addicts in The Atlantic magazine.

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The Texas Racing Commission has reversed course and voted to bar horse and dog tracks statewide from using "historical racing" terminals that allow bets on already-run races.

Betting On The Ballgame: Fantasy Sports And Gambling

Feb 9, 2016
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Last month, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released an opinion stating that daily fantasy sports betting is illegal in the state and drew the ire of many local enthusiasts. 

Not familiar with daily fantasy sports? Here’s what you need to know. 

Fantasy Sports Sites Involve Illegal Gambling, Texas Attorney General Says

Jan 19, 2016
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While placing bets on fantasy sports sites might involve skill, there is still an element of chance that equates such leagues with illegal gambling in Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a nonbinding opinion released Tuesday.

Lone Star Park Welcomes Back Track Fans

Sep 2, 2015
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After a quiet day, the buzz was back at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Bettors were happily cashing simulcast tickets once again.