State Rep. files bill to allow casinos in Texas Jennifer Kendall, FOX 7 Austin · March 5, 2019 at 12:10 am A Texas representative is doubling down on allowing casinos in the Lone Star State. “Things are going to change going forward. This state has to change. So we have to open up the discussion on gaming,” said Rep. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio. Monday, Gutierrez filed House Bill 3043 calling for legislators to approve casinos throughout the state. Even if the bill makes it past the House, Senate and Governor, each county would need to hold their own vote on the measure before a casino could move in.