Martin Harris

Martin Harris is a writer and teacher who has reported on poker, online gambling, and sports betting since the mid-2000s. Once a full-time academic (Ph.D., English), he currently teaches part-time in the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte. His book “Poker & Pop Culture” was published by D&B Books in 2019.

Austin resident wins $1 million in Texas Lottery

Austin Lottery Player Wins Mega Millions $1 Million Prize

The Mega Millions had a big win earlier this month in Austin, Texas. One lucky Texas lottery player won $1 million in the popular multi-state lottery game. This was the second-highest prize in the Mega Millions, awarded for guessing the five white balls correctly though not the red MegaBall. Player hits 1-in-12.6 million long shot Texas is […]
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Two Texas Women Arrested for Gambling Promotion

Two Arrested for Illegal Operation of Slots-Like Eight-Liner Machines

Two women were arrested and charged with gambling promotion in Port Arthur, Texas, in November. In both cases, the women had overseen the illegal operation of so-called eight-liner machines. The arrests came following undercover operations by the Port Arthur Narcotics and Gun Unit. The operations are among the latest efforts by Texas officials to stop […]
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Texans travel to Louisiana to place bets

Road Trip! Two Louisiana Casinos Open Sportsbooks Near Texas Border

When two casinos in Lake Charles, Louisiana finally opened their retail sportsbooks, southeast Texas residents benefitted with access to new sports betting options a short drive over the state line. Following final inspections from Louisiana regulators, both the L’Auberge Casino Resort and Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino opened their sportsbooks on Nov. 10. Situated […]
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