You just never know what to expect these days with Texas sports betting updates. Just about a week ago, the general feeling across the state was that things wouldn’t be able to launch later this year, as government officials pretty much said they were against things. However, things have changed in a big way, as Texas sports betting is set to be discussed at a House meeting this week.
This latest news has arrived out of nowhere and it has people thrilled. While there are plenty of lawmakers who are against sports betting, there is also a high number of folks who want to see things pushed through. As we’ve mentioned several times, the betting potential is through the roof. Because of this, officials understand that the revenue could be monumental for the state.
This is something that will surely be discussed during the House of Representatives meeting on Wednesday night. For the proponents of betting, they’re of course going to remind everyone of how great things are going across the USA when it comes to legal wagers. In Ohio alone, we have seen some sensational numbers being recorded. From the moment things were launched, the betting took off.
Maryland is another state that has seen a rise in positive numbers and feedback. These are two much smaller states when compared to Texas. Texas is one of the biggest states out there, with a ton of pro teams who have worldwide popularity. Because of this, it only makes sense that betting is put in place soon. Who knows, perhaps this new House meeting could help get things moving in the right direction.
Multiple pieces of sports betting-related legislation are on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting of the Texas House of Representatives. Still a ways to go before anything becomes law, but the fact they are up for a second reading is… progress?https://t.co/84PgE5L4Ri pic.twitter.com/Iwliv1B27y
— Geoff Zochodne (@GeoffZochodne) May 9, 2023
Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban remain on the list of betting proponents
As you might have been able to guess, Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban remain on the list of betting proponents, which has been the case for quite some time now. This makes a ton of sense, as Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and Cuban is the proud owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Both these guys, along with several other club owners, have been pushing for legalization for several years.
When it comes to the Cowboys, we don’t have to tell you that people all over Texas would love to check the NFL betting odds for the NFC East powerhouse. Looking ahead to next season, there are some high expectations for the Cowboys, as the front office added plenty of playmakers during both free agency and the NFL Draft. With Dak Prescott back under center for this team, he’s hoping to lead them on a strong postseason run.
Meanwhile for the Mavericks, the Western Conference team was hoping to post a big year this season. They had a ton of promise after they traded for Kyrie Irving too. However, Dallas is already way out of the hunt to win the NBA Finals. Once they traded for Irving, the Mavs saw their NBA betting odds skyrocket to win it all. However, they were a major let down and fans were not happy at all.
Looking ahead to next season, people can’t wait to see how both the Mavericks and Cowboys do in their respective regular seasons. The pressure is on both of them to deliver. You know that Jones and Cuban will be doing everything possible to make sure their teams can be in the best position possible to play at a competitive level. As for their fans, they’ll be ready to try and bet on them if things go well moving forward.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 30, 2023
When could sports betting arrive in Texas?
The question on everyone’s mind right now is when could sports betting arrive in Texas? This is a bit unclear, but we could have a better idea of things if the talks go well at the House meeting this week. What will be important for the lawmakers in this case is that they’ll need to keep in mind how strong football betting would be for the state if things are given the green light by the late summer.
Not only will NFL betting be strong if things get going here, but NCAA football betting is also going to be quite popular. The Texas Longhorns have one of the most passionate fan bases in the country, which is why betting on the college football campaign would be monstrous. With both Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning as the two star quarterbacks for this team, there’s going to be a ton of attention on Texas for the next few years.
Not only that, but teams like Texas A&M and Texas Tech are also going to be ready to surprise plenty of people in the next campaign as well. The hope here is that lawmakers can come to some sort of an agreement at the House meeting. People in Texas are basically begging for sports betting to arrive down the road. If things can get moving by Sept. 1, then there will be a lot of folks ready to celebrate the big news.