Casino Hopefuls to Make Their Pitches

7 years 7 months 6 days ago Wednesday, October 20 2010 Oct 20, 2010 Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:48:51 AM CDT October 20, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Three companies vying for Missouri's up-for-grabs casino license will make their sales pitches Wednesday to the state agency that'll choose one of them to start building.

A fourth company was also scheduled to come before the Missouri Gaming Commission, but it won't come after saying it needed more time to secure financing for the project. It wants to build a casino in St. Louis County, and it joins proposals in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and the Kansas City suburb of Sugar Creek.

The Gaming Commission will choose a top candidate by the end of the year, LeAnn McCarthy, a spokeswoman, has said.

The license is Missouri's last. It became available after the state shut down the President riverboat in downtown St. Louis over the summer because of falling revenue. Voters in 2008 decided to limit the number of Missouri casino licenses to 13.

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