Political heavyweight Rick Perry believes a proposal to regulate mobile sports betting in Texas will pass “overwhelmingly” if it is put to voters.
Speaking on the World Series of Politics podcast, Governor Rick Perry said the proposal filed by Senator Lois Kolkhorst represented the best way to legalise betting in the Lone Star State.
Legal sports betting in Texas will also generate significant new revenue, he continued. The full podcast can be heard below.
It could net half a billion dollars according to recent estimates, the longest-serving governor in the state’s history said. This could pave the way for lowering other taxes, and generate more for infrastructure spending.
Governor Perry is in favour of a constitutional amendment to facilitate legal betting in Texas
Plans for Texas mobile betting
Senate Bill 715 and its House counterpart HB1942 set out the framework for regulated betting.
The bills set out plans for a mobile market, with the state’s professional sports fran..