Gaming Commission Gives Nod to Cape Casino License

7 years 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 25 2012 Oct 25, 2012 Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:44:20 AM CDT October 25, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — The new casino scheduled to open next week in southeast Missouri cleared a major hurdle.

The Missouri Gaming Commission met on Wednesday in Cape Girardeau and gave preliminary approval to license the new Isle of Capri casino. Plans call for the $135 million complex to open at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, pending final inspections and final approval from the commission.

A source reports that Chet Koch, general manager of the casino, told the commission that 725 people have been hired for the casino, far surpassing the promise to create 450 jobs.

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