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Gambling

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.

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. Below are some recent articles that discuss how this ruling may affect Texas law.

State Agency Statements on Sports Gambling

Find official statements from state agencies on specific aspects of gambling.