Do you think all the heated debate currently going on in Kerrville over the building of a proposed major new convention center and the wrangling over which group might win the right to build said center could possibly be related to the ongoing push in Austin to legalize casino gambling in Texas? Just a passing thought.
I like the definition of gambling as a tax on the mathematically challenged. As with the use of illegal drugs, criminals love to make gambling seem cool and popular in order to get as many victims hooked as possible. Believe me, there would not be so much interest in and infighting over who controls drug and gambling interests if vast sums of money were not involved. In the end, the house always wins.
In any case, this area doesn't need any more organized crime!