The Little Vegas of South Texas – that’s what the city of Falfurrias has been called. Dozens of eight-liners, or “maquinitas,” are splattered all over South Texas.
State law says that each game room can have a maximum of 100 machines, and they can’t have cash payouts over $5. But anecdotal evidence says owners don’t always follow the rules – and that the local police might be looking the other way.
John Bartell is a reporter for KRGV in the Rio Grande Valley. Listen to him talk in the player above.