Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said Tuesday that he is open to erecting a casino-resort in the city, though he isn’t going to rush the process.
“That’s not something that just because the legislature said can happen, just happens,” Johnson said at a luncheon held by the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. “I haven’t been a part of those conversations. I don’t feel like they’re really happening.”
Johnson’s comments a couple of weeks after Mark Cuban agreed to sell a majority share of the Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson, the largest individual shareholder in Las Vegas Sands and widow of the company’s founder. Both Cuban and Adelson already expressed interest in bringing a casino into Texas’ second-largest city.