Texas Lotto Commission consideres allowing pull-tab machines in bingo halls

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:59 PM

The Texas Lotto Commission is considering a proposal to allow bingo halls to start installing pull-tab ticket machines.

The pull-tab games are similar to scratch-off tickets, but would also provide video confirmation when a ticket is a winner.

Supporters say the machines will attract more people to bingo halls, and raise money for state charities, but critics say the machines are too much like slots, and would essentially bring casino-style gambling to Texas.

A decision on this matter is expected Wednesday.

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