Texas

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Operator/supplier deals

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Online/land-based partnerships

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Licensing deals

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Marketing deals

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State population

28.3 million

 

Revenue

Racing handle in Texas in August 2018 was $16,677,176.60

 

Online/offline revenue split

0/100

 

Amounts wagered

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Total number of betting premises

There is just a single casino in state, as well as seven race tracks

 

Stake tax take

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What type of licenses are available?

None

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

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How do you apply for a license?

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What are the integrity fees?

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What is the current tax rate?

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Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

No

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Unregulated

Texas is undoubtedly one of the biggest prizes available, but it will take a long and drawn out legislative process – which has yet to begin – before we see legalized sports betting in the state.

 

Regulator details

No overarching regulator in the state, with the Texas Racing Commission dealing with racing and the Texas Lottery Commission overseeing the state lottery.

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No, but online firms will watch Texas closely if any bills are introduced.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No. The state AG issued an opinion that DFS is illegal gambling in 2016. FanDuel withdrew from the state and DraftKings pursued legal action. Legislative action stalled in 2017.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

None