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Riverboat gaming gets another chance

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 3:06 PM

The President Casino in St. Louis voluntarily gave up its gaming license today, leaving one available license statewide.

This gives new hope to developers in Cape Girardeau whose previous casino plans died when Proposition A passed in 2008. This measure limited the number of available gaming licenses thus preventing the Missouri Gaming Commission from reviewing any new applications.

Do you think a riverboat casino would be a good addition to downtown Cape? Why or Why not?


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HellandDamnation,

I welcome you to prove your last statement. . .

"Also, gambling breeds crime."

I'm born and raised in Cape, and lived in Paducah right next to the Harrah's Casino across the Ohio River in Metroplois. That complex cleaned up their riverfront, brings in great entertainment, and provides well above average pay.

So please Show-Me the proof behind that statement. I DARE you. . .

-- Posted by Bushman_212 on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 10:27 AM

I would welcome a casino. Several friends and I go at least once a month to spend our money on hotels, food, gambling, etc. Would love to do that locally.

-- Posted by all_i_hear_is_blah_blah on Thu, Mar 11, 2010, at 12:32 PM

Gambling is such an indulgent way to spend money. Anyone who frequents Casinos will admit that they rarely win and go for the entertainment. Everyplace with a Casino has had to significantly increase the police force in order to keep crime from rising. The potential rise in crime isn't because gamblers are criminals, it's simply the fact that anytime there's a crowd and alcohol, there will be problems. The same would be true for a professional ballpark or any other venue that draws large crowds.

We're in trouble if we must resort to a Casino to save Cape.

-- Posted by fightingindian on Sat, Mar 13, 2010, at 6:02 AM

Gambling is an indulgent way to spend money, but they're not spending your money, so don't sweat it. If I want to spend my money on a perfectly legal venture at a casino, I'd much rather do it in Cape Girardeau County and keep my tax money going to the locals.

-- Posted by moemoney on Tue, Mar 16, 2010, at 5:39 PM


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