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Texas bingo operators win suit to lobby lawmakers

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:58 pm
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Updated: 6:03 pm, Tue Jul 29, 2014.

Texas bingo operators win suit to lobby lawmakers

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HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators can use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling.

The full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that a provision of the Texas Bingo Enabling Act, on the books for more than three decades, violated free speech rights of nonprofits that hold bingo licenses. The decision, released late Monday, upholds a lower court ruling.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:58 pm.

Updated: 6:03 pm.

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