There has been much speculation lately as to whether or not slots are legal in Texas. In short, the answer is that they are not illegal, but there is no specific legislation that governs slots in the state.
As a result, each jurisdiction within Texas has the ability to regulate them in their own way.
In general, slot machines are considered legal under state law provided that they fall within the definition of a “game of skill” and are not operated for the purpose of gambling. This means that slot machines must have features that allow players to win based on their skills and not simply on luck.
Additionally, slot machines must be located in a location that is separate from other gambling operations and must not be advertised or promoted as a way to make money.
The legality of slots in Texas does not mean that they are common across the state. In fact, there are only a handful of locations where they are currently allowed.
This is likely due to the fact that many lawmakers feel that slots should only be available in places where they are specifically licensed and regulated.