Don’t bet on it in the short to medium term. A lot needs to happen for the situation to change.
A bill, yet to be acted on, that would authorize mobile and online sports betting was filed in 2019. The legislation will require a referendum that will amend the state constitution and will then need to be approved by state voters if the bill is included on the November ballot. Before this, the bill must be approved by the House and Senate.
This said, if Texas residents are able to access legal sports betting markets closer to home - in Oklahoma and/or Louisiana, two states moving along with planned legal markets - the pressure on state legislators to keep revenues in-state will build.
Whether this will be the tip of the iceberg is another question seen as the state is already losing out on potential tax revenue to illegal sports betting.
But, at least, there is a small glimmer of hope in The Lone Star State.