High Stakes with Loss Limits Law

1 decade 7 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 25 2007 Apr 25, 2007 Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:14:18 PM CDT April 25, 2007 in News
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Many have mixed ideas about the loss limits and it certainly t depends on who you talk to.

While senate majority leader Charlie Shields has been able to round-up support from those who initially opposed the bill.

There are mixed reactions outside Jefferson City.

Alleta Pinkett works at the In-and-Out filling station next door to Boonville's Isle of Capri casino.

Everyday, she says, she hears heartbreaking stories of what people have lost next door. Her customers have confided in her that they've taken out loans on homes, land and cars because of their gambling.

She thinks repealing loss limits is a bad idea.

"I won money and then I put money back in the machine.Won it put it back in the machine. Won it and it goes like that," said Gambler Steve Schmitt.

Schmitt says repealing the current $500 per-two-hour limit would be fine with him.

If when people lose more money, the state gaming commission makes sure the casinos pay out more.

The earliest this bill could see action is Thursday morning. But it still must see a house vote.

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