Cape Girardeau Council supports $125 million casino proposal

Friday, August 27, 2010 | 7:34 a.m. CDT; updated 12:32 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 30, 2010

CAPE GIRARDEAU — A southeast Missouri city council has chosen to support a bid by the Isle of Capri to build a casino in the downtown area.

The Cape Girardeau City Council voted Thursday night to give "preferred developer" status to the St. Louis-based Isle of Capri's proposal to build a $125 million casino.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the vote came after city staff and council members said Isle of Capri officials had been open with their plans for the casino. In contrast, they said, St. Louis Capital Partners is waiting to unveil its plans until it submits an application with the Missouri Gaming Commission.

Isle of Capri is proposing a casino with room for 1,200 people to play slot machines and table games, restaurants, a bar and a 750-seat conference and entertainment venue.

Cape Girardeau residents will vote Nov. 2 on whether to allow a casino in the city.


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Jaclyn DiPasquale August 27, 2010 | 8:59 a.m.

If built, how many jobs would this casino create?

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