Plaintiffs alleged the ballot question amounted to unlawful “logrolling” that forced voters to decide yes or no on multiple unrelated issues by casting only a single vote. A three-judge panel of judges from the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City disagreed.
They said Proposition A, which eliminated Missouri’s unique loss-limit rule that restricted gamblers to a buy-in of no more than $500 every two hours, raised casino taxes by one percent to 21 percent of gross revenues, eliminated mandatory use of identity cards by gamblers, and capped the number of casinos statewide at 13 all fell under the broad umbrella of “regulation of gambling.”
February 16, 2009
Appellate court upholds Proposition A