Texas Bingo Halls Might See Slot-Style Machines
The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.
The commission on Wednesday will discuss a proposal that would let bingo players use “video confirmation” to show whether pull-tag tickets, which are similar to lottery scratch-off tickets, are winners, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday.
Supporters said the proposal could draw more people to bingo halls, which would generate more money for Texas charities. But opponents said the machines will look and act much like slot machines, essentially bringing a form of casino-style gambling to Texas.