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State lawmakers to consider sports betting proposals

With the excitement of the NFL playoffs underway, Missouri legislators will examine sports wagering this session as one possible means for raising badly needed state revenue. Prospects for sports betting will actually be coming to the fore for many state legislatures this year, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May authorizing its implementation by overturning a federal ban.

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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...

4/21/2018

article After Tropicana deal, one real estate firm could own every St. Louis area casino
(Missouri) -- Tropicana Entertainment’s deal to sell six of its eight casino properties, including Lumière Place in downtown St. Louis, poses a unique regulatory...
article Two women win $100,000 on lottery tickets
(Missouri) -- A Ste. Genevieve woman can’t believe her luck after discovering she won a top prize of $100,000 on a Missouri Lottery “Double Diamond”...

3/18/2018

article State campaign fights gambling addiction
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling once again is supporting a nationwide initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the silent addiction....

2/7/2018

article Bill to legalize slot machines in bars, convenience stores in Missouri moves forward
(Missouri) -- There is a renewed effort in Missouri to legalize slot machines at bars and convenience stores despite concerns from the casino industry.
article Slot Machines in Missouri Convenience Stores?
(Missouri) -- A bill to legalize slot machines at bars and convenience stores in Missouri is one step closer to becoming law. The Missouri Video Lottery Control Act is...

1/27/2018

article St. Louis Casinos Stagnant at $1 Billion in 2017 Revenue, Sports Betting Could Help
(Missouri) -- The St. Louis area is home to six riverboat casinos. In 2017, they collectively grossed $1,025,443,718, and while that’s a 1.2 percent gain on 2016,...

1/24/2018

article The billion-dollar St. Louis casino market grew in 2017, mostly because of Lumière
(Missouri) -- The billion-dollar St. Louis casino market grew in 2017, but most of the credit goes to Lumière Place, the only area gambling palace to register strong...

1/18/2018

article Hollywood Casino St. Louis completes hotel renovation
(Missouri) -- Hollywood Casino St. Louis has completed a $7.3 million renovation of its second hotel tower, Sunset Tower. The remodeling project updated 277 hotel rooms...

12/27/2017

article Missouri Legislature to Consider Proposed Regulations for Bingo Games, Sunscreen, Plastic Bags
(Missouri) -- The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature is preparing its priorities for the upcoming session. Whether proposals involving bingo games, sunscreen and...

11/23/2017

article Big decline for St Louis casinos
(Missouri) -- Although gaming operators have been reporting positive results in St. Louis during the last few months, the casino industry fell 11.9 percent in October,...

11/20/2017

article The Queen suffers the most as October deals most area casinos a tough hand
(Missouri) -- Receipts fell for four of the six St. Louis area casinos in October, with the Casino Queen dropping the most. The East St. Louis casino reported adjusted...

10/31/2017

article There are six casinos in the St. Louis area. Here’s what sets each one apart.
(Missouri) -- Smoking or non-smoking? Close to home or across the river? Hotel room or waterfront view? Live music or luxury spa? Loose slots or private poker room?...

10/30/2017

article Cape Girardeau, MO casino celebrates 5 years
(Missouri) -- It's a happy 5th birthday to the Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In the five years that the casino has been operating, it's reportedly...

10/24/2017

article St. Louis casino revenue rose in September – except at the Casino Queen
(Missouri) -- Receipts rose for five of the six St. Louis area casinos in September, but not at the Casino Queen, which was hit by armed robbers on Sept. 17. Three men...

10/22/2017

article St. Louis casino revenue rose in September — except at the Casino Queen
(Missouri) -- Receipts rose for five of the six St. Louis area casinos in September, but not at the Casino Queen, which was hit by armed robbers on Sept. 17.

10/21/2017

article Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year
(Missouri) -- The 7-foot-tall birthday cake in the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau lobby celebrates the casino's fifth anniversary. But Lyle Randolph, the casino's...

10/4/2017

article St. Louis casino receipts grew 2.2 percent in August
(Missouri) -- Receipts rose for St. Louis area casinos in August, but there was one loser for each winner. Lumière Place in downtown St. Louis remained the area's...

8/24/2017

article Oklahoma-Based Tribe Hires Lobbyists to Pursue Missouri Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Before the Osage Nation was relegated to Oklahoma, the tribe ruled the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys from about 700 B.C. to the 1500s. Then the tribe...

8/21/2017

article St. Louis area casino receipts slid in July
(Missouri) -- The two Metro East casinos remained a drag on the overall St. Louis casino market in July. Both the Alton Argosy and Casino Queen registered a drop in...

7/11/2017

article Casino ends fiscal year with stable revenue
(Missouri) -- Revenues at the St. Jo Frontier Casino haven't strayed from a flat growth rate set over the past few months. For the just-ended fiscal year, the...

5/25/2017

article State's gaming exclusion lists operating well
(Missouri) -- Two separate lists, intended to prevent would-be gamers from entering casino floors, are functioning as designed by state officials. A random check of...

5/10/2017

article Casino still struggles with turnout
(Missouri) -- Revenues last month at the St. Jo Frontier Casino held steady, although admissions continue to fall. The Missouri Gaming Commission said Wednesday that the...

4/21/2017

article Two decades of gaming in East Chicago celebrated by Ameristar
(Missouri) -- Among the four gaming companies that have operated the riverboat casino destination located in East Chicago during the last 20 years, its current...

3/16/2017

article Casino to begin rebranding campaign
(Missouri) -- The St. Jo Frontier Casino will embark on an effort to realign the image it projects to customers. The announcement comes on the heels of less-than-stellar...
article Missouri casino tries to boost image after customer decline
(Missouri) -- A Missouri Gaming Commission report showing declining numbers has prompted a St. Joseph casino to begin a campaign to improve its image. St. Jo Frontier...

3/4/2017

article Tunica: The land of casinos and the Delta blues
(Missouri) -- Many people, if they’ve heard of Tunica at all, know it as a place to gamble. Why wouldn’t they? Despite the proliferation of casinos,...

3/2/2017

article Missouri Gaming Commission proposes discipline for Mark Twain Casino
(Missouri) -- The Missouri Gaming Commission is proposing that disciplinary action be taken against Mark Twain Casino for violations of gaming rules.

2/28/2017

article Video gambling plan could raise $90 million for Missouri coffers
(Missouri) -- Missouri could reap a $90 million per year jackpot if it allows slot machines in bars, truck stops and fraternal organizations, according to a new analysis...

2/27/2017

article Proposed Slot Machine Expansion in Missouri
(Missouri) -- More slot machines may be on their way to the Show-Me State. A bill filed by Senator Denny Hoskins of Warrensburg would allow for more slot machines in...
article Push to expand gambling underway in Missouri and Illinois
(Missouri) -- Missouri and Illinois residents soon could have thousands of new slot machines clanging and blinking in their midst. In Missouri, two lawmakers are pushing...

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