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

Sports Gambling

Texas and Federal Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas and federal law that govern gambling and issues related to gambling. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the "plain English" resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Recent News on Sports Gambling

In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports gambling, giving the power to the states to decide whether they want to legalize sports gambling. Currently, sports gambling is illegal under Texas law. See the resources below for more information.

Attorney General Opinions on Sports Gambling

Below you will find links to Texas Attorney General opinions issued on sports gambling. While attorney general opinions can be highly persuasive and are entitled to great weight, the ultimate determination of a law's applicability, meaning or constitutionality is left to the courts.