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Missouri Looks to Kick-Start Sports Betting Debate

After several legislative hearings during the summer failed to find momentum in the sports betting debate, Missouri lawmakers are hoping to renew energy for a measure that could bring wagering to the state sometime next year.

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7/9/2020

article Bill Engvall's concerts at River City Casino are canceled
(Missouri) -- Bill Engvall’s two shows Nov. 15 at River City Casino have been canceled.

7/8/2020

article Hollywood Casino amphitheater updates mask policy for drive-in concert
(Missouri) -- This weekend the parking lot will be full at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater for its drive-in series featuring Brad Paisley, Nelly, and El Monstero. The...

6/29/2020

article Controversial gambling company sends $90,000 to PAC linked to Parson ally
(Missouri) -- Courtroom headaches, including felony charges of illegal gambling, haven’t stopped a Wildwood-based slot machine company from spending its money to...

6/24/2020

article In reversal, Missouri Gaming Commission allows one landlord for area casinos
(Missouri) -- One company will soon be the landlord for every casino in the St. Louis area. The Missouri Gaming Commission voted 4-1 on Wednesday to approve the sale of...

6/17/2020

article Kansas City area casino to lay off nearly 300 workers
(Missouri) -- Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside says it plans to lay off 289 workers beginning August 15. In a letter to the Missouri...

6/10/2020

article Hollywood, River City casinos to reopen June 16, with limited offerings
(Missouri) -- Two St. Louis area casinos will open their doors again after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to close. Both Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, and...

6/9/2020

article Boonville casino reopens limited capacity after two month shutdown
(Missouri) -- Boonville’s Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel has had its doors open for over a week on Tuesday after a more than two-month shutdown caused by the...

6/7/2020

article Casinos look to protect customers from themselves with new safety measures
(Missouri) -- After Missouri’s statewide closure of casinos on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, casino manager Lyle Randolph said he received anxious...

6/6/2020

article As casinos recover, rogue slots continue to thrive
(Missouri) -- The day Missouri’s casinos reopened, customers were greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of slot machines that had gone dark for more than two...

6/2/2020

article Gambling During A Pandemic: Casinos Reopen In St. Louis, St. Charles
(Missouri) -- For some Missourians, this week seemed like a fine time to place a few bets. The Missouri Gaming Commission is allowing all 13 casinos in the state to...
article Century Casino in Cape Girardeau reopens
(Missouri) -- Some Missouri casinos are back open across the Heartland with a new look and name, ready for business. “We are very excited to be reopened here at...

6/1/2020

article Ameristar Casino reopens today with increased sanitation efforts
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino, which attracts 5.5 million visitors a year, will reopen Monday with plans in place to keep guests safe. When the St. Charles attraction...
article Casino reopens under new safety policies
(Missouri) -- Missouri casinos received the green light to reopen their doors on Monday, after nearly two and a half months of being closed. The St. Jo Frontier Casino...
article Casinos in downtown St. Louis and St. Charles reopening, drawing devoted gamblers
(Missouri) -- While area casinos were closed for the last two months, Darryl Foster has been playing the unregulated slot machines that have popped up in gas stations...
article Isle of Capri Boonville among several casinos reopening in the state this week
(Missouri) -- The slot machines roared back to life Monday and playing cards were again dealt on the felt as the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville reopened after closing...

5/30/2020

article Ameristar Casino gives behind the scenes tour of safety steps for Monday’s reopening
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino in St. Charles will reopen Monday at 11 a.m. after 76 days of being shut down. Every worker who arrived for training Friday was greeted...
article For Missouri’s small casino towns, coronavirus closures were a big financial hit
(Missouri) -- The Mark Twain Casino in La Grange employs about 200 people — a significant number, considering the town’s total population doesn’t quite...

5/29/2020

article Ameristar Casino to reopen Monday with increased sanitation efforts
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino, which attracts 5.5 million visitors a year, will reopen Monday with plans in place to keep guests safe. When the St. Charles attraction...
article Isle of Capri prepares for reopening
(Missouri) -- The Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Boonville will open its doors Monday after being closed for more than two months to accommodate stay-at-home orders...

5/28/2020

article Ameristar Casino in KC to reopen Monday with new measures to protect against COVID-19
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will reopen June 1 with new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a company news...

5/26/2020

article Ameristar Casino anticipates permanent layoffs for up to 60% of its workforce
(Missouri) -- Furloughs may become permanent layoffs for up to 60% of the employees at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles. The announcement was made in a May 22...
article St. Charles, downtown St. Louis casinos could be only two operating in region next week
(Missouri) -- State and local officials are preparing for the reopening of casinos on Monday, undeterred after photos of shoulder-to-shoulder Lake of the Ozarks revelers...

5/21/2020

article The Odds Of A Casino On Lake Of The Ozarks Went Up, With Missouri Bill's Failure
(Missouri) -- The Covid-crippled Missouri legislative session ended last week, and one of the most-buzzed-about bills—at least at Lake of the Ozarks—was...
article The Odds Of A Casino On Lake Of The Ozarks Went Up, With Missouri Bill's Failure
(Missouri) -- The Covid-crippled Missouri legislative session ended last week, and one of the most-buzzed-about bills—at least at Lake of the Ozarks—was...

5/18/2020

article Missouri losing tens of millions of dollars with casino closures
(Missouri) -- The closure of Missouri casinos in the coronavirus crisis has cost the state a million dollars per day in lost tax revenue. The head of the Missouri Gaming...

5/17/2020

article Pandemic has effect on lottery ticket sales
(Missouri) -- The pandemic shelter-in-place restrictions have an effect on increased alcohol and tobacco consumption, according to experts. But a little known result is...

5/16/2020

article Measure To Vote On Osage River Gambling Facility Falls Short
(Missouri) -- A measure calling for a statewide vote on whether an excursion gambling facility could be located on the Osage River is dead in the water. Lake area...

5/15/2020

article Century Casino in Cape Girardeau to reopen
(Missouri) -- The Cape Girardeau casino plans to open soon with a new look, a new name and new social distancing practices to keep you safe. Century Casino General...
article Missouri decides reopening casinos isn’t a safe bet right now
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has extended its order to keep all state casinos closed through May. Missouri’s commission originally closed all state...

5/14/2020

article COVID-19 woes deal massive blow to casino chances at the lake
(Missouri) -- Looking forward to casinos on the Osage River? Well, this isn’t the news you’re going to want to hear. Hopes for a casino at the Lake of the...
article When can you gamble again at casinos in Missouri and Kansas? It could be a while
(Missouri) -- Gamblers in Missouri and Kansas will have to wait a while longer before their next wager. The Missouri Gaming Commission this week extended an order to...

5/13/2020

article Missouri casinos set to open June 1
(Missouri) -- Missouri gamblers can begin winning and losing at the state’s 13 casinos on June 1. The casinos have been closed since March 17 as part of a push to...

5/7/2020

article Ameristar St. Charles Casino could reopen by mid-May amid Covid-19
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino in St. Charles could be opening its doors as early as May 16. The St. Charles county executive was all for getting the county re-open but...

5/6/2020

article Pull-tab plans? Senate okays adding machines to Missouri truck stops
(Missouri) -- At a time when state revenues are reeling from the effects of a spiraling economy, Missouri lawmakers are considering a small but controversial expansion...

5/5/2020

article Senate OKs expansion of gambling at Missouri truck stops
(Missouri) -- At a time when state revenues are reeling from the effects of a spiraling economy, Missouri lawmakers are considering a small but controversial expansion...

4/30/2020

article Coronavirus sidelines effort to legalize sports betting in Missouri
(Missouri) -- Just as it has shut down baseball, basketball and hockey games, the coronavirus also has sidelined attempts to legalize sports betting in Missouri. In the...
article Missouri Gaming Commission extends closure of riverboat casinos through May 15th
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission extended the closure order of riverboat casinos until May 15 at 11:59 p.m. to stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a press...

4/17/2020

article Missouri casino regulator calls for investigation of board chairman as infighting escalates
(Missouri) -- Just days after calling for an audit of the agency he oversees, a member of the Missouri Gaming Commission demanded a separate investigation into the...

4/16/2020

article Missouri Gaming commissioner requests a state audit of the agency
(Missouri) -- Less than two weeks after the Missouri Gaming Commission executive director announced he was stepping down, one of the board members who hired him wants...

4/14/2020

article Missouri casino regulator calls for audit of state gaming commission
(Missouri) -- Less than two weeks after the state’s gambling czar announced he was stepping down amid an internal turf battle, one of the board members who hired...

4/8/2020

article Nonprofit tied to Jefferson casino delivers more than $1M in local grants
(Missouri) -- Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the local non-profit corporation that holds the state gaming license for Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Jefferson...
article Lumiere Place Casino to furlough 646 workers
(Missouri) -- Hundreds of people working for Lumiere Place Casino are going to be out of work soon. The casino announced Wednesday that is furloughing 646 employees. The...

4/7/2020

article In sobering return to Capitol, Missouri senators outline massive relief package
(Missouri) -- Temperatures were taken, nurses handed out masks and a container of hand sanitizer was placed strategically where visitors and lawmakers entered the...

4/3/2020

article Missouri lawmaker: a casino would do well along the Osage River, if it’s done right
(Missouri) -- A proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize a riverboat casino near the Lake of the Ozarks could be heading to the Missouri House floor soon,...

4/2/2020

article Missouri’s top casino regulator quitting amid dispute with highway patrol
(Missouri) -- Missouri’s top gambling regulator is leaving the job May 1, saying his attempts to cut spending at the “bloated” agency faced fierce...

3/30/2020

article Closure of Missouri casinos is extended
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission on Monday extended its order closing the state's casinos through April 6. It said the move was made "in compliance...

3/28/2020

article Missouri health chief pulls plug on gas station gambling machines over virus fears
(Missouri) -- Missouri lawmakers and county prosecutors have been unable or unwilling to stop the spread of unregulated gambling machines across the state, but a global...

3/26/2020

article Casino group says rogue slot machines need to go because of ‘questionable’ cleanliness
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Association, representing the state’s 13 licensed casinos, has called for state and local health departments to pull the plug on...

3/24/2020

article Rogue slot machines keep glowing during Missouri’s coronavirus casino shutdown
(Missouri) -- Even though officials have shut down Missouri’s 13 licensed casinos to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, gamblers Tuesday were still able to...
article Rogue slot machines keep glowing during Missouri’s coronavirus casino shutdown
(Missouri) -- Even though officials have shut down Missouri’s 13 licensed casinos to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, gamblers Tuesday were still able to...

3/23/2020

article Patient tests positive for coronavirus after visiting Isle of Capri Casino
(Missouri) -- On Monday, March 23 the The Cooper County Public Health Center released a statement that said a patron of the Isle of Capri Casino tested positive for...

3/18/2020

article Boonville casino closure affects downtown business
(Missouri) -- April Trigg, a waitress at Main Street Diner in Boonville, said the restaurant is struggling to keep the doors open. “It’s already noon and we...
article Missouri reports 15 coronavirus cases; all casinos in state close
(Missouri) -- Missouri’s health department on Tuesday reported 15 positive cases of coronavirus as state and local governments took additional steps to limit large...

3/17/2020

article Hours after Kansas City metro shuttered restaurants, Missouri gov closes casinos
(Missouri) -- Despite an order Monday night from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas shuttering all restaurant dine-in services, Missouri casinos can remain open through...
article Missouri casinos to close at midnight to help prevent spread of coronavirus
(Missouri) -- Missouri casinos are said to close at midnight Tuesday night in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Missouri Governor Mike Parson posted a...

3/9/2020

article Proposed bills would expand, regulate gambling
(Missouri) -- A bill to create regulations for legalized video gambling in Missouri is being framed as a solution to the potentially illegal machines that have cropped...

3/7/2020

article Parson says grey area should be cleaned up in Missouri’s gambling laws
(Missouri) -- Last October, the Missouri State Highway Patrol testified that the number of complaints it has received about illegal gambling has increased from 39 in...

3/3/2020

article Missouri House closer to debate on sports betting
(Missouri) -- A Missouri House of Representatives committee cleared the way Tuesday for two plans to legalize sports betting to be heard on the House floor, where...

2/28/2020

article Sports betting back on table in Missouri
(Missouri) -- As neighboring states such as Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas legalize sports betting, some state lawmakers hope this is the year Missouri gets in the game....
article Osage River Gaming looks to carry the torch for casinos at the lake
(Missouri) -- Recent news that a group of local investors is spearheading an effort to bring gaming to the lake area has generated a considerable amount of discussion...

2/26/2020

article State lawmakers hope to legalize sports betting in 2020
(Missouri) -- As neighboring states like Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas legalize sports betting, some state lawmakers hope this is the year Missouri gets in the game. Since...
article State lawmakers looking to roll the dice on legalized sports betting
(Missouri) -- State lawmakers are considering multiple bills that would legalize sports betting in the State of Missouri. Americans will bet more than $15 billion...

2/24/2020

article Missouri lawmaker: a casino would do well along the Osage River, if it’s done right
(Missouri) -- A proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize a riverboat casino near the Lake of the Ozarks could be heading to the Missouri House floor soon,...

2/20/2020

article Plan to shutdown slot machines meets resistance in Missouri senate
(Missouri) -- In an effort to crack down on slot machine operators in Missouri, a group of lawmakers have pushed a bill proposing stiff penalties against business owners...

2/19/2020

article Casinos Might Use Official League Data For Missouri Sports Betting But Not If It’s Required
(Missouri) -- Both Rep. Phil Christofanelli and his constituents want Missouri sports betting legalized this year. But there were already five sports betting bills...

2/18/2020

article As Missouri Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Sports Gambling, Iowa Has Some Advice
(Missouri) -- If you placed a Super Bowl wager in Missouri or Kansas this year, chances are good it was probably illegal. But in Missouri, the smart money is...
article Slot machine crackdown? Illegal gambling proposal meets resistance in Missouri Senate
(Missouri) -- An effort to crack down on rogue slot machine operators is facing opposition from a bipartisan group of lawmakers who object to proposed penalties against...

2/15/2020

article Missouri bills seek to clarify legality of video gaming machines
(Missouri) -- Unregulated and questionably legal, video lottery machines are popping up in convenience stores and bars across Missouri, and lawmakers are split on what...

2/9/2020

article MO House considers riverboat casino proposal for Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri) -- Missouri voters could decide whether it would be possible to have a riverboat casino on the Osage River. Currently, Missouri allows riverboat gambling only...
article OP/ED: Time to get rid of illegal gambling machines
(Missouri) -- These last couple of weeks have been an interesting time. I have been involved in many activities including, the Walk for Life, judging the Navy chili cook...

2/8/2020

article Argosy Casino on track to open St. Louis area's first sportsbook in time for 'March Madness'
(Missouri) -- The St. Louis area is officially getting its first sportsbook. Argosy Casino in Alton has announced it will be opening its new sportsbook in March and is...
article Is it time to make gambling more widespread in Missouri?
(Missouri) -- This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants will discuss the proposal to allow gambling on the Osage River near the Lake of the Ozarks...
article Casino unveils renovations
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino had its grand opening and St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting for the renovations of three dining locations...

2/7/2020

article MO House considers riverboat casino proposal for Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri) -- Missouri voters could decide whether it would be possible to have a riverboat casino on the Osage River. Current Missouri allows riverboat gambling only on...

2/3/2020

article Committee votes to legalize video gambling terminals, sports betting
(Missouri) -- A House bill that would allow video lottery game machines and sports betting to operate under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Lottery Commission passed 5-...

1/29/2020

article Committee votes to legalize video gambling terminals, sports betting
(Missouri) -- A House bill that would allow video lottery game machines and sports betting to operate under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Lottery Commission passed 5-...

1/27/2020

article Jon Davidson named GM at Chateau on the Lake Resort
(Missouri) -- Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, located in the picturesque Ozark Mountains in Southwest Missouri, has named highly respected...

1/25/2020

article Missouri to Legalize Sports Betting
(Missouri) -- Missouri State Rep. Wes Rogers, a democrat from Kansas City, has said that sports gambling is a straight forward task where casinos build the books, and...

1/22/2020

article Momentum building for Missouri to join ranks of states legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- For many longtime Kansas City Chiefs fans, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Super Bowl LIV. And for gamblers, the Super Bowl is the granddaddy of...

1/16/2020

article I-155 bridge, casino in Caruthersville, Mo. re-opened after barge crash
(Missouri) -- The Interstate 155 bridge that runs from Carthursville, Mo. to Dyersburg, Tn. is back open after a barge crash. A spokesperson for the Missouri Highway...

1/12/2020

article Missouri senator places odds on legal sports betting
(Missouri) -- Missouri could be one step closer to allowing legal sports gambling. Under legislation proposed by Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, betting on sports...

1/9/2020

article Will the Lake of the Ozarks get it’s very own floating casino?
(Missouri) -- Lake Ozark State Representative Rocky Miller is proposing to let Missouri voters decide whether riverboat gambling should be allowed along the Osage River.

1/8/2020

article Governor Parson appoints Laclede resident to Missouri Gaming Commission
(Missouri) -- Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Laclede resident to the Missouri Gaming Commission. David Hane retired from the Brookfield Police Department, where he...
article Missouri voters could decide if they want riverboat gambling along Osage River
(Missouri) -- Missouri voters could weigh in at the ballot box about whether to have a riverboat casino along the Osage River. State Representative Rocky Miller, R- Lake...

1/7/2020

article Missouri legislator wants riverboat gambling along Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri) -- State Representative Rocky Miller wants to allow riverboat gambling along the Lake of the Ozarks in mid Missouri. The Republican from Lake Ozark is...

1/6/2020

article 'Ozark' in real life? Lawmaker wants riverboat gambling at Lake of the Ozarks
(Missouri) -- A legislator from around the Lake of the Ozarks wants to allow riverboat gambling there. No, this is not a recap of the Netflix show with Jason Bateman....
article Unregulated Missouri ‘No Chance’ Gaming Machine Controversy Heats Up
(Missouri) -- Missouri is home to 13 riverboat casinos that collectively feature 19,000 slot machines and 500 table games. But Missourians don’t need to venture to...
article State Rep. Miller pre-files resolution authorizing casino riverboats on the Osage River
(Missouri) -- State Representative Rocky Miller has pre-filed a House Joint Resolution proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing excursion gambling boats and...

1/2/2020

article Missouri governor's stance on gambling at odds with highway patrol
(Missouri) -- At the same time investigators in his administration are working to stamp out the spread of unregulated and untaxed slot machines in Missouri, Gov. Mike...

12/29/2019

article Casino buoys Boonville's economy, city government
(Missouri) -- To visitors crossing the Highway 40 bridge into Boonville, the Isle of Capri Casino looms large on the bank of the Missouri River. The casino’s...
article Casino showcases major renovations months after flood damage
(Missouri) -- Nine months after floodwaters severely damaged the land base area of the St. Jo Frontier Casino, staff reopened a newly renovated space to the public....

12/27/2019

article Casino set to debut new renovations months after devastating flood
(Missouri) -- Major renovations are finally complete months after historic flooding left parts of the St. Joe Frontier Casino under several feet of water. "It took...

12/26/2019

article Gaming machines spreading across Missouri present new addiction concerns
(Missouri) -- For Albert Newsome, the short drive to play the slots at the Fast Lane gas station near his house is more appealing than making a 20-mile trip to the...
article Gaming machines spreading across Missouri present new addiction concerns
(Missouri) -- For Albert Newsome, the short drive to play the slots at the Fast Lane gas station near his house is more appealing than making a 20-mile trip to the...

12/22/2019

article Missouri Lottery revenue down with lack of big jackpots
(Missouri) -- Missouri Lottery revenue has been down in the first five months of the budget year as the best-known games have failed to produce the kind of nine-figure...

12/20/2019

article OP/ED: Video lottery terminals mean bad news for our communities
(Missouri) -- Over the past few years, I have been noticing a shocking trend plaguing our communities. Cropping up everywhere are video lottery terminals (VLTs) at...

12/13/2019

article Century Casinos Inc. acquires two Heartland properties
(Missouri) -- Two Missouri casinos are officially under new ownership. Eldorado Resorts Inc. sold three locations for $385 million on Friday December 6.

12/10/2019

article Two Missouri Sports Betting Bills Would Allocate Royalties for Pro Leagues
(Missouri) -- Two Missouri sports betting bills have been pre-filed ahead of the 2020 legislative session, and both measures include royalties for professional leagues.

12/9/2019

article Missouri Sports Betting Bills Dig Up Integrity Fee From The Ashes
(Missouri) -- Two prefiled Missouri sports betting bills in the Senate include what operators might hate the most: integrity fees. SB 567 from Sen. Denny Hoskins calls...

12/8/2019

article Betting on Cape Girardeau: New casino owner talks history, changes
(Missouri) -- Erwin Haitzmann was a university student in Linz, Austria, in the mid-1970s, and like many college students, he needed a job to help pay his expenses....

12/4/2019

article New lawsuit targets ‘rogue’ video gambling company operating in Missouri
(Missouri) -- After watching the unchecked spread of potentially illegal video gambling terminals eat into his bottom line, the owner of a Missouri coin-operated game...

12/3/2019

article OP/ED: Will Missouri finally allow sports gambling and rein in video terminals in 2020?
(Missouri) -- The roadmap that could lead to more gambling in Missouri is now on the table. On Monday, a special interim House committee issued a report tackling two big...

12/2/2019

article Sports betting and alleged illegal slots addressed in Missouri House committee report
(Missouri) -- Legislation legalizing sports wagering has the backing of a bipartisan Missouri House gaming committee. The Missouri House Special Interim Committee on...

11/29/2019

article New report highlights possible changes to Missouri gambling
(Missouri) -- After months of meeting to discuss topics like sports betting and video gambling machines, Missouri lawmakers are set to release a report on their findings...

11/26/2019

article Rise Of Look-Alike Slot Machines Might Hurt State Education Funding
(Missouri) -- They look like slot machines. They sound like slot machines. But they aren’t in casinos — which is the only place you are supposed to be able...

11/14/2019

article Missouri Senate President Pro Tem to file slot machine legislation for 2020
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Senate leader will file legislation in December in Jefferson City to increase penalties for alleged illegal slot machines, setting the slot...

11/13/2019

article Missouri Senate President Pro Tem to file slot machine legislation for 2020
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Senate leader will file legislation in December in Jefferson City to increase penalties for alleged illegal slot machines, setting the slot...

11/11/2019

article Pro leagues back sports betting in Missouri, but want in on the game
(Missouri) -- Pro sports leagues aren’t opposed to sports gambling in Missouri, but they want their cut, KCUR reports. A lawyer representing Major League Baseball...

11/10/2019

article Pro Sports Leagues Pitch Gambling To Missouri Legislators
(Missouri) -- Missouri legislators heard from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the PGA on Thursday about their leagues’ role if legalized sports betting comes to...

11/8/2019

article Could sports betting become legal in Missouri?
(Missouri) -- Legal sports betting could be coming to the state of Missouri. At the state capitol on Thursday, the Interim House Committee on Gaming hosted major league...
article Missouri lawmakers debate legalized sports betting rules
(Missouri) -- What if someone places a bag of cash at the front door of an athlete? That was one of the scenerios presented Thursday as the Missouri House Interim...
article Missouri Looks to Kick-Start Sports Betting Debate
(Missouri) -- After several legislative hearings during the summer failed to find momentum in the sports betting debate, Missouri lawmakers are hoping to renew energy...

11/7/2019

article They work like slot machines. They may be illegal. And they’re popping up all over St. Louis.
(Missouri) -- The same clout-heavy company installing unregulated and potentially illegal gambling terminals across Missouri has placed an estimated 52 machines within...

10/28/2019

article Fentanyl dealer left man dying of an overdose in Maryland Heights casino, then overdosed in another, feds sa
(Missouri) -- A fentanyl dealer got caught this summer overdosing at one casino after leaving a client dying in another, authorities say. Gerald E. Cardwell Jr., 48, was...

10/25/2019

article Gaming industry predicts sports betting will generate millions of dollars in Missouri
(Missouri) -- Gaming executives from across the nation traveled to Jefferson City to testify Thursday afternoon before a Missouri House committee about sports wagering....

10/24/2019

article As Missouri lawmakers consider sports gambling, revenue estimates jump
(Missouri) -- Legalizing sports betting in Missouri could be more lucrative than state analysts predicted earlier this year. In a presentation to a panel of lawmakers...
article Missouri Lawmakers hold hearing on sports books and fantasy betting
(Missouri) -- "The eventual entrance of sports gambling into our state represents, as far as I know, the biggest change in casino gaming since we started having it...

10/19/2019

article ICYMI: Local state rep chairs group looking into slot machines
(Missouri) -- Should you be allowed to drop a few coins into a slot machine at your nearest convenience store? How about at the civic organization where you play bingo?...

10/14/2019

article EDITORIAL: Owners of illegal gambling machines need to testify
(Missouri) -- When Missouri legislators talked about convening hearings to investigate the spread of apparently illegal gambling machines in the state’s bars and...

10/12/2019

article Video gambling company named in federal probe gave money to Missouri politicians
(Missouri) -- A video gambling company linked to a brewing federal corruption probe in Illinois has poured more than $113,000 into the campaign coffers of Missouri...

10/11/2019

article Missouri gaming operator ducks House hearing on illegal gambling
(Missouri) -- After saying he would welcome the chance to talk to lawmakers, one of the men responsible for the spread of illegal gambling machines across Missouri was a...

10/10/2019

article Thursday’s Missouri House hearing on alleged illegal slots expected to draw crowd
(Missouri) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Prosecutors Association will testify Thursday in Jefferson City before a House gaming committee...

10/2/2019

article Missouri investigators launch probe into dozens of gas station gaming terminals
(Missouri) -- In what could be the first sign of a looming crackdown, the Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating 73 complaints of alleged illegal gambling machines in...

9/30/2019

article Complaints mount in Missouri about unregulated gaming devices
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has received 84 complaints about possibly illegal slot machines and other gaming devices that are spreading across the state.

9/27/2019

article Complaints of illegal gambling devices flood state
(Missouri) -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri residents have identified at least 200 potentially illegal slot machines and other gambling devices in stores...

9/26/2019

article 'I am, quite frankly, infuriated': Missouri officials watch as illegal gambling floods state
(Missouri) -- Missouri citizens have identified at least 200 potentially illegal slot machines and other gaming devices in stores and fraternal organizations across the...
article Missouri getting complaints about unregulated gaming devices
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has received 84 complaints this year that identified at least 200 possibly illegal slot machines and other gaming devices...

8/27/2019

article Conway tapped for state gaming commission
(Missouri) -- Former St. Joseph State Representative Pat Conway has a new public service role. Conway, a Democrat who wasn’t able to run for reelection last year...

8/26/2019

article Missouri lawmakers figuring out the future of gambling in the state
(Missouri) -- Kansas and Missouri discussed bills to legalize sports gambling and video gambling during session this year, but neither passed them. Now, a new group of...

8/23/2019

article Missouri Gaming Commission: illegal slot machines are impacting funding for education
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission testified Thursday in Jefferson City that the state needs a coordinated effort to stop illegal slot machines.
article 2 ex-state lawmakers appointed to Missouri Gaming Commission
(Missouri) -- Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports and bingo.
article House committee dives into Missouri gambling
(Missouri) -- Lawmakers got an inside look as gambling in Missouri during a two-hour hearing largely focused on illegal slot machines. The first meeting of the House...

8/22/2019

article Missouri GOP Campaign Boss Shilling for Illicit Gambling Firm
(Missouri) -- A veteran GOP operative spearheading efforts to elect Republicans to the statehouse in Missouri is simultaneously working for a gaming-machine company that...

7/31/2019

article Sports gambling turns a year old
(Mississippi) -- Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of legalized sports betting in Mississippi. In 2019, sports betting has provided casinos $96 million of...

7/22/2019

article Parson campaign fund takes gambling cash amid debate over expansion of slots in Missouri
(Missouri) -- A campaign committee raising money for Gov. Mike Parson has received at least $20,000 in contributions from a politically connected company operating...

7/21/2019

article The St. Louis area has almost as many gaming spots as Reno. And it is about to get more.
(Missouri) -- There are nearly as many gaming spots in the St. Louis area as there are in Reno, Nevada. There are 11,857 gaming spots here, which include four casinos on...

7/19/2019

article St. Louis area has almost as many gaming spots as Reno. And we’re about to get more.
(Missouri) -- There are nearly as many gaming spots in the St. Louis area as there are in Reno, Nevada. There are 11,857 gaming spots here, which include four casinos on...

7/15/2019

article State gambling regulators say slot machines spreading across Missouri are illegal
(Missouri) -- In the latest attempt to slow the rapid-fire spread of untaxed and unregulated slot machines in Missouri, state gambling regulators have deemed the...

7/11/2019

article Isle of Capri, the KC riverfront casino Trump once tried to buy, may get new owner
(Missouri) -- The Isle of Capri Casino on the riverfront in Kansas City may be part of a $230 million acquisition by gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc....

6/27/2019

article Missouri Prosecutor doesn't want you gambling inside a gas station
(Missouri) -- They look like slot machines, but they aren’t inside a casino. Video gambling machines have been popping up across Missouri, including in St. Joseph...

6/24/2019

article Lawsuit could halt spread of video gambling terminals
(Missouri) -- A western Missouri prosecutor's lawsuit against a gambling machine provider could halt the proliferation of video gambling terminals in the state....

6/23/2019

article A lawsuit by one county prosecutor could help slow spread of video gambling terminals in Missouri
(Missouri) -- A court case in western Missouri could help decide whether the state can shut off a pipeline of potentially illegal gambling machines flooding into the...

6/18/2019

article 2 Missouri casinos, 1 West Virginia casino to be sold
(Missouri) -- Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape...
article St. Louis Casinos Grow Year-Over-Year With Sports Betting Still To Come
(Missouri) -- According to a new survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA), the St. Louis casino market generated $550 million in 2018 tax revenue. The total...

6/11/2019

article Casino rebounds from second bout with flooding
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino is bouncing back once again from another tussle with Missouri River flooding. Officials reported Tuesday the cleanup from the...

5/30/2019

article Flooding forces Frontier Casino to close doors
(Missouri) -- On Wednesday the St. Jo Frontier Casino was forced to shut down as the Missouri River continues to rise. “We closed the first time for 31 days, and...

5/28/2019

article Coyote Stories: How one photographer did his part in helping spread MMIW message
(Washington) -- It’s the iconic photo it seems everyone locally is sharing online: Muckleshoot Tribal School’s Rosalie Fish racing at the WIAA 1B State Track...
article Mark Twain Casino parking lot underwater
(Missouri) -- Highway B through La Grange is submerged in water. Several feet of water have taken over the lower parking lot and main entrance of the Mark Twain Casino....
article Woman killed, man injured in shooting near Lumiere Place casino in downtown St. Louis
(Missouri) -- A shooting left a woman dead and a man injured early Monday morning in a car near the Lumière Place casino and hotel.

5/27/2019

article 'My baby got killed for nothing;' mother of 2 identified by family as murder victim in shooting near Lumiere Casino
(Missouri) -- Homicide detectives were called to a double shooting in downtown St. Louis overnight Sunday. Authorities found a bullet-riddled white Chevrolet Impala that...

5/18/2019

article Steamboat, Port Authority bills must wait until next year
(Missouri) -- Two proposals expected to impact the Jefferson City Area’s economy — the Steamboat Legacy Fund and land for the Jefferson City port authority...
article Witnesses sought in suspicious death of man at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
(Missouri) -- Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man after a concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. An 44-year-old man was found unconscious...

5/6/2019

article Isle Casino Cape Girardeau one of several casinos named in class-action lawsuit over wages
(Missouri) -- Isle Casino Cape Girardeau has been named in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday alleging the casino has failed to properly pay its hourly employees under...

5/4/2019

article Gambling bills in Legislature appear to have minimal impact on region
(Missouri) -- Patrick Tuttle said he enjoys teasing his colleagues in the travel industry across the state. While Southwest Missouri has none of the state’s 13...

4/27/2019

article Missouri Gaming Association Opposes Expanded Video Slot Terminals
(Missouri) -- A bill to expand gaming in Missouri may be running out of time in the current legislative session, but that doesn’t mean it’s an issue that...

4/22/2019

article 'It's unheard of'; Woman says valet gave away her car
(Missouri) -- She thought her car would be safe in the hands of a casino valet, but fast forward two days and a Florissant woman is still wondering what happened to her...

4/19/2019

article Casino set to reopen on Saturday
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino is getting ready to reopen today. The entertainment establishment had been closed for 31 days following flooding of the Missouri...
article Video slot machine proposal brings support, criticism around Missouri
(Missouri) -- A proposed bill in Missouri could lead to more video slot machines inside businesses and has supporters claiming the plan could generate at least $100...

4/15/2019

article Missouri Sports Betting: Bill Clears House Committee
(Missouri) -- One major hurdle that had to be cleared prior to sports betting being legalized in the state of Missouri was traversed on Monday, April 15. HB119, which...

4/14/2019

article Future is uncertain as Fairmount Park prepares to open
(Missouri) -- As the 94th season at Fairmount Park arrives, track president Brian Zander wants to be confident. The park, in Collinsville, opens Tuesday at 1 p.m. and...

4/12/2019

press release New proposal for expansion of gambling in Missouri
(Missouri) -- Missouri legislators may soon consider a major expansion of gambling through HB 423. The bill would authorize the largest expansion of gambling since the...

4/8/2019

article Card dealer claims in lawsuit that Isle of Capri casino miscalculated employee wages
(Missouri) -- A lawsuit filed by a card dealer at the Isle of Capri casino in Kansas City claiming that wages of hourly employees were miscalculated is scheduled for...

3/28/2019

article Riverside fighting against bills to legalize sports betting, video gambling
(Missouri) -- Imagine being able to bet on Royals and Chiefs games and more while sitting in the stadium or playing video poker at a convenience store. Right now, two...

3/26/2019

article Missouri has been slow to legalize sports betting, but budget woes may speed things along
(Missouri) -- While other states are moving to legalize sports betting, turf wars and disagreements over taxes and fees have stymied similar efforts in Missouri this...

3/25/2019

article OP/ED: Video lottery machines aren’t going to bring prosperity to rural Missouri
(Missouri) -- Our elected officials are constantly looking for new ways to create jobs for Missourians and new revenue in local communities. During this endeavor,...

3/22/2019

article Casino awaits damage assessment
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino remained untouched by direct human contact Friday as officials expressed hopes of checking the facility soon for the extent of...

3/17/2019

article Cardinals, Royals, MLB endorse Smith's sports betting bill
(Missouri) -- The sports-betting bill filed in the Missouri General Assembly by Rep. Cody Smith this past week received the backing of two of the state's most...

3/16/2019

article High river levels close casino
(Missouri) -- High river levels along the Missouri River prompted the St Jo Frontier Casino to close Saturday morning and the nearby river walk is flooded but the...

3/13/2019

article Cardinals and Royals organizations voice support for Missouri sports gambling bill
(Missouri) -- The heads of the two Missouri Major League Baseball teams came out in support of legalizing sports gambling in the Show-Me state. On Wednesday, March 13,...
article Missouri considers legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- The Big 12 games are of passionate interest to fans of the ten teams involved. But in the near future, more people may have a stake in these tournament...
article Sports betting bill making progress in Missouri Legislature
(Missouri) -- A bill that would authorize sports betting online and on gambling river boats made progress through the Missouri Legislature Wednesday. Supporters of the...

2/22/2019

article Missouri explores legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- After the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a federal law that disallowed sports betting in most of the country, multiple bills that would legalize...

2/20/2019

article Missouri Sports Betting Actions Underscore Legalization Efforts
(Missouri) -- More than a dozen states have taken up legal sports betting bills. Few have more action than Missouri. The full state Senate was scheduled as early as Feb...

2/19/2019

article Mo. Senators roll out idea for video lottery terminals; some fear they would hurt casino revenue
(Missouri) -- Some Missouri lawmakers are gambling on legislation to allow video lottery terminals to be placed in convenience stores, restaurants, bars and other...

2/12/2019

article Legal sports gambling, video lottery terminal bill loses momentum in Senate
(Missouri) -- Senators raised a number of concerns Tuesday about a bill that would legalize and regulate sports gambling and video lottery terminals, but few of them had...

2/1/2019

article When it comes to Super Bowl, legal bets are off in Missouri
(Missouri) -- An estimated 1 million Americans will place a legal bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. But...

1/12/2019

article EDITORIAL: Make sure Missouri benefits from sports betting
(Missouri) -- If the Kansas City Chiefs play the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs next year, odds are you will be able to place a bet on that game. Last May, the U.S....

1/6/2019

article New Tax Revenue Sources Considered by Missouri Lawmakers
(Missouri) -- Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they...
article State lawmakers to consider sports betting proposals
(Missouri) -- With the excitement of the NFL playoffs underway, Missouri legislators will examine sports wagering this session as one possible means for raising badly...

12/17/2018

article State senate bill could legalize sports betting in MO
(Missouri) -- A bill pre-filed by a state senator could legalize sports gambling in Missouri and bring millions of revenue dollars to education and veteran programs...

12/10/2018

article Casino sees slight decrease in revenue, admissions
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino saw a slight decrease in revenue and admissions for November based on a new report from the Missouri Gaming Commission. The...
article Missouri sports betting bill includes 1% royalty fee
(Missouri) -- A sports betting bill has been pre-filed in Missouri that includes charging licensed sportsbooks a form of integrity fee. Sports betting is not yet legal...

12/4/2018

article Missouri Has A Better Idea Than Paying Sports Betting Integrity Fees
(Missouri) -- Missouri lawmakers were all set to become among the first in the country to seriously consider paying the integrity fee that US pro sports leagues have...
article Missouri lawmakers to consider legalizing sports betting
(Missouri) -- “I certainly anticipate it being out there for discussion before the House and the Senate,” said Republican Rep. Dean Plocher. Missouri...

11/30/2018

article Missouri Lottery wants a piece of the sports betting jackpot
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Lottery is making a play to be involved in a roll out of sports betting across the nation. With state lawmakers poised to consider legislation...

11/22/2018

article Missouri bingo fans hope vote helps reverse decline in games
(Missouri) -- Missouri bingo fans are hoping a change in regulations will reverse a steady decline in the number of games offered across the state. Voters earlier this...

11/16/2018

article Casino boat downriver from Louisville turns 20 this month: A look back
(Missouri) -- Two decades ago, a Las Vegas company bet a small fortune — $300 million — that a riverboat casino downriver from Louisville could strike a...

11/14/2018

article Casino posts stable gains for October
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino saw minor gains in revenue and admissions for October based on a new report from the Missouri Gaming Commission. The casino'...

11/7/2018

article Missouri Voters Loosen Bingo Requirements
(Missouri) -- Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game.

11/3/2018

article Northeast Missouri casino may face $50,000 fine
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission has proposed a $50,000 fine for a northeast Missouri casino over allegations of cheating incidents involving employees and...

10/31/2018

article Mark Twain Casino faces $50,000 fine for 'multiple cheating incidents'
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission is proposing that Mark Twain Casino be fined $50,000 for multiple cheating incidents between December 2016 and August 2017.

10/26/2018

article Missouri will gain by removing bingo restrictions
(Missouri) -- Amendment 4 on the November ballot is non-political and relates the rules, some of which are written into the Constitution amendment making bingo legal,...
article Missouri's bingo games are struggling. Amendment 4 could bring them relief.
(Missouri) -- The Jerry Sigmund Cosmopolitan Center is packed with rows of white plastic tables lined with mismatched chairs. The attendees — dozens of them on a...

10/16/2018

article St. Louis casino operations, real estate change hands
(Missouri) -- Recent transactions have put two St. Louis-area casinos in different hands and brought ownership of the real estate underlying all but one of the regional...

9/9/2018

article Boonville casino provides stable revenue despite fewer gamblers
(Missouri) -- When the Isle of Capri-Boonville casino closed for most of three days in June, the number of people visiting that month dropped dramatically, down 11...

8/30/2018

article Gaming operator, seeking to buy third KC casino, nears M&A payout
(Missouri) -- A Kansas City casino could be dealt a new owner soon. The Missouri Gaming Commission approved Penn National Gaming Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Las...

8/29/2018

article St. Louis Casinos Face Smoking Ban, Jeopardize Riverboat Gaming Revenue
(Missouri) -- St. Louis casinos are already struggling financially, and come November, the riverboats could face new hardships should voters decide to ban smoking on the...

6/28/2018

article Mark Twain Casino faces possible disciplinary action
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission is proposing disciplinary action be taken against Mark Twain Casino for an alleged violation of gaming rules. At its monthly...

4/29/2018

article Fairmount Park's season opens Tuesday but could end early without help
(Missouri) -- The 93rd season of thoroughbred racing at Fairmount Park in Collinsville will begin Tuesday. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and post time for the first race...

4/23/2018

article Regulators may be forced to address casino ownership consolidation
(Missouri) -- Missouri gaming regulators may be forced to address casino ownership consolidation concerns, according to industry observers, with the announcement of...

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