Image 5 of 23 The U. Though the storm stalled economic development and the city of Houston developed as the region's principal metropolis, Galveston economic leaders recognized the 20014 to diversify from the traditional port-related industries. Scroll through the gallery to see some of the bigger business blunders through the years The company that runs the Jacks Or Better casino boat in Galveston posted on Facebook looking for opinions to help the company.monaco casino hotel france REDWIND CASINO YELM "Is Casino Gambling in the Cards for Galveston?". ^ Jervis, Rick (March 25, ). "After rebuilding from Hurricane Ike, Galveston deals with oil spill". Fifty years ago today, Jim Simpson almost single-handedly took on the island’s gambling rackets and won, bringing an end to the Free State of Galveston. This room housed a bakery for the Maceo enterprises during the gambling era in Galveston many years ago. © by Todd Schott.