Gaming Commission Gives Nod to Cape Casino License
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.