Texas Gambling Laws
|Code Section||PEN 47.01 et seq.; Civ. St. 179e|
|Gambling||Agreement to win or lose something of value solely or partially by chance.|
|Horse Racing/Off-Track Betting||Licensed horse racing; simulcast races and on-track pari-mutuel wagering are legal.|
|Dog Racing/Off-Track Betting||Limit of three racetrack licenses for greyhound racing. Simulcast races and on-track pari-mutuel wagering are legal.|
|Casinos Allowed?||Keeping a gambling place is prohibited.|
|Other Kinds of Gambling-Related Activities Allowed or Banned||Promoting gambling; keeping a place of gambling, communicating gambling information; possessing gambling devices with intent to further gambling illegal. Social gambling; bingo and raffles sponsored by charitable organizations allowed. Bona fide contests of skill allowed.|
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