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Legalizing Casino Gambling in Texas

Persuasive Speech Outline

Legalizing Casino Gambling in Texas
Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my class about why legalizing casino gambling in Texas is for the better.
Thesis Statement: Legalizing casino gambling in the state of Texas would enhance society and will be beneficial for the entire state.
Organizational Pattern: Problem-Solution

Introduction
I. Did you know that gambling generates more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined ("Statistics gambling facts,")?
II. Regardless of your opinion of gambling, the legalization of casino gambling is important because of all the benefits it
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(There is hope for solving the problems that arise because gambling is illegal.)
III. Third, there are solutions to help solve the problems that come from not legalizing casino gambling.
A. Residents of the state of Texas need to petition to their local representatives.
A.1. You can write or call your local representative and express how you think legalizing casinos will help reduce crime and increase revenue for the state.
A.2. Gather friends to contact their representatives because a large majority can have the issue placed on election ballots.
B. Once the issue is placed on the ballot, we need to vote for legalizing casinos.
B.1. People need to become informed of the positives of legalizing gambling
B.2. Finally, they should vote for legalizing.
(Legalizing casino gambling is the best for Texas.)

Conclusion
I. To review, Texas does not allow casino gambling.
A. Texas has lost billions of dollars in revenue to other states.
B. In addition, illegal gambling has given crime lords power of controlling gaming set up in illegal casinos.
C. Nevertheless, Texas can solve this issue by legalizing casino gambling.
II. Legalizing casino gambling in the state of Texas would enhance society and will be beneficial for the entire state.
III. Since there are no casinos in Texas, I will be driving six hours to Louisiana. If gambling were legal I would not have to make such a long journey. So lets save ourselves the trouble of having to
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