Missouri regulators gauge interest in casino license

Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 4:46 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri gambling regulators are taking the first step toward licensing a new casino.

The state Gaming Commission said Thursday it wants to hear by May 1 from companies interested in opening a casino. But the commission is not accepting applications right now.

A 2008 law allows for a maximum 13 casino licenses in Missouri.

One license is up for grabs following Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.'s recent agreement with the Gaming Commission to close the aging President Casino in St. Louis by July 1.

A new casino would not have to be located near St. Louis, but state law only allows casinos on the Missouri or Mississippi rivers.


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