Rockaway Beach Still Trying to Lure Casinso

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Wednesday, July 26 2006 Jul 26, 2006 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:49:53 PM CDT July 26, 2006 in News
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ROCKAWAY BEACH - Community leaders are weighing a new proposal for a $144 million casino they hope will bring jobs and development to the Lake Taneycomo resort town. One proposal emerged after the city requested new bids in April. That plan was presented at a meeting Tuesday attended by about 65 people. If a contract is approved, there would be a petition drive to place a state constitutional amendment on the November 2008 ballot to allow the casino on the White River in Rockaway Beach. Opponents in nearby Branson said they will again campaign against legalizing gambling in Rockaway Beach because they believe it threatens Branson's reputation as a family resort and would hurt tourism.

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