Slot machines and coin-operated devices in Laguna Vista could be regulated in the near future, following recent action by the city’s Town Council.
“The ordinance would regulate coin and/or slot machines within the Town limits,” City Manager Rolando Vela said. As such, should legalized gambling be approved locally by the state legislature at some point in the future, the Town would have some legal standing to regulate that industry, officials noted.
If approved, strict regulations would be designated with such establishments subjected to commercially zoned areas, according to an ordinance that council members considered earlier this month. It is expected to be adopted upon its final reading in October.
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