Yes, fantasy sports are gambling, but let’s be consistent

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In our great state a’ Texas, gambling is a no-no, and strictly verboten. Except at what is left of our horse tracks. And the state lottery.

Other than that, take your gambling money to Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana. We don’t want that sin in this state, except when we do, but there is a chance fantasy sports may be “slot-machined” and booted out of Texas.

Our state’s elected and appointed officials added a new wing to their Hypocrisy Mansion when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton this week called out the wildly popular daily fantasy sports websites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel; the two companies had been printing money until other states took action against them.

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