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Missouri Gaming Commission chooses Cape Girardeau for the 13th Casino

Casino Watch Focus reported that the citizens in Cape Girardeau voted to allow a new casino.  It was reported at that time that the Missouri Gaming Commission would likely approve the proposal, even though there were clear reasons reported why the MGC should not give the 13th casino license to any company or city.  Now […]

Missouri Gaming Commission waiting for Cape Girardeau casino vote to award the 13th gambling license

Casino Watch Focus explained that with the closing of the President Casino in St Louis, Missouri families have found themselves in a situation where a new mega casino can be built anywhere along the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers.  Cape Girardeau is one of the most talked about locations for a new casino.  However, the city […]

Tribal Casino being pushed in Missouri has Immediate Opposition

Casino Watch Focus has reported that in Missouri, there is a cap of 13 casinos and they must be on the Missouri or Mississippi rivers. The laws have augmented over the years, but initially Missouri only allowed 2 hour river boat gambling tours. Now the casinos are full fledged casinos, not traditional paddle boats, although the […]

In a questionable political move, Missouri Rep. Scott Largent attempts to allow loans at casinos

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times that even though casino gambling is legal in Missouri, the legislature has taken many steps to safeguard its citizens from the dangers of gambling.  The Legislature successfully prevented all legislative attempts at removing a unique safeguard, the $500 loss limit, which essentially caped the amount of money that […]

Cape Girardeau votes yes to allowing a new casino

Casino Watch Focus reported that the election in Cape Girardeau was being almost exclusively bought and paid for by Isle of Capri Casino.  So, its no surprise that when the SE Missourian reported the casino election results, they showed a clear win for the casino and potential loss for the families in southeast Missouri.  The […]

isle of capri attempts to buy the cape girardeau election by almost single handedly funding the pro-casino campaign

Casino Watch Focus reported that the Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC) will only consider three proposals for Missouri’s final casino license – one in Kansas City, one in St Louis, and one in Cape Girardeau should the vote to allow the casino pass.  It was also explained that the MGC favors the Cape location and they […]

Missouri Gaming Commission to hear casino plans Oct 20th and decide by Thanksgiving

Casino Watch Focus has reported that the Missouri Gaming Commission favors Cape Girardeau as the next location for a new casino.  The Missouri Gaming Commission not only considers the location, but also the specific casino plan for those areas.  The South East Missourian is reporting that the Gaming Commission will meet soon and plan to […]

Missouri Gaming Commission may not award the 13th Casino License

Casino Watch Focus reported that after the September deadline for casino applications, only five proposals were turned in. Then,  The St Louis Post Dispatch reported that the Gaming Commission rejected one of the Sugar Creek application because it was incomplete leaving only four to be considered.  The clear consensus has been that the Missouri Gaming […]

After September deadline, the Missouri Gaming Commission has five projects to consider for final casino license

The Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC) set a September 1st deadline for applications for Missouri’s 13th casino license.  Casino Watch Focus has reported that Cape Girardeau is the front runner, but with the issue up for vote in Cape, one of four other projects could be selected by the MGC.  The St Louis Post Dispatch has […]

Cape Girardeau Council votes to endorse Isle of Capri Casino

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Cape Girardeau appears to be the location of choice for Missouri’s 13th casino license. The Missouri Gaming Commission set the deadline to receive applications for September 1st.  The Southeast Missourian is reporting that the Cape Girardeau City Council wanted to send a clear message that they were serious about […]

Quality of Life Group in Cape Girardeau is against casino

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting on the possibility of Missouri’s 13th Casino license being awarded in the Cape Girardeau area.  The city had voted in a past election to not allow a casino in the area.  A group, called the Quality of Life Group, gathered signatures to put the issue back on the ballot.  […]

UPDATE: Missouri Gaming Commission expects to award casino license by Sept. 1st

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting on the new license situation and recently reported that as many as 15 different groups expressed interest in submitting proposals to the Missouri Gaming Commission for consideration.  Now the South Eastern Missourian is reporting more details of the process, including a goal of September to determine the new license […]

15 Groups are interested in the final remaining Missouri gaming license

Casino Watch Focus reported that with The President Casino closing, its gaming license would be available for a new company or casino to operate along the Missouri or Mississippi rivers.  There are three key areas for possible development, the Sugar Creek area in Kansas City, the Chain of Rocks area in St Louis, and Gape […]

Missouri Gaming Commission undergoes major personnel changes including the replacement of Gene McNary

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon named several new members to the Missouri Gaming Commission.  The Kansas City Star reported: A former sheriff and a corporate executive have been appointed to the Missouri Gaming Commission. Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday appointed Barrett Hatches and Jack Merritt to the commission that regulates casinos and bingo halls.  Merritt is […]

Update: Missouri Families at Risk as Pinnacle Entertainment makes a surprise move and agrees to close the President casino despite their first favorable court ruling

Casino Watch Focus reported that Pinnacle Entertainment filed a motion in court to prevent the unprecedented decision by the Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC) to pull the President Casino’s license because of declining revenues.  The St Louis Post Dispatch reported that an appeals court in Kansas City ruled in favor of Pinnacle: In the fight over […]