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Randy Chapman

Death in a robbery has already occurred in Bacliff; Texas City resident Ronnie Martin was shot and died at a game room in Bacliff several years ago. A LaMarque game room proprietor was attacked with gunfire when he was removing the money from the business at night, also several years ago. How much violence do we have to endure to finally end this garbage?


Thank you Randy, for pointing out the fact that Ronnie was killed in a game room in Bacliff a few years back. The fact that our local and State leaders continue to put up with game rooms is an embarassment to our County and State.

Mike Trube

It was a former police chief who stood before council and explained how much revenue the city could make from game rooms. He didn't seem concerned about the robberies and violence that occurs in those places. That seems like a good excuse for hiring more officers. It's a vicious cycle. And the citizens are the losers.


Jim Casey

This is exactly why I and others like me are opposed to gambling. It inevitably attracts other criminal activity—including tax evasion.

There is no argument for allowing gambling—weak as those arguments are—that would not also apply to legalizing heroin, cocaine, prostitution, and other unsavory activities.

- Jim

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