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This legal research guide provides information about gambling laws in Texas.


Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of Texas law that govern coin-operated machines. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Explained in “Plain English”

Reading the law itself can be complicated. To help you understand the law, below we link to resources that attempt to explain the law in “plain English.”

The Eight-Liner Controversy

Gaming devices known as "eight-liners" are a topic of debate and controversy in Texas. Below are some sources of information that explain the debate and shed some light on the legal aspects of their use.

State Agency Statements on Eight-Liners

Find official statements from Texas state agencies on eight-liners.