Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes that, despite legal sports betting in the Long Horn State being dead until at least 2025, locals should have the opportunity to vote on the topic.
“We know that Texans want the freedom and liberty that our great state is known for, to participate in sports betting legally and safely,” Perry said in a statement released by the Texas Sports Betting Alliance, a pro-sports betting coalition. “Texans deserve the chance to vote on legalizing sports betting and we will continue working to put this initiative on the ballot in 2025.”
Perry’s verdict comes after Texas’ legislative session ended without a compromise on legal sports betting Monday. Those legislators will not regroup until 2025, at which time sports betting figures to be back on the topics of discussion.