Court sides with endangered casino

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri appeals court has sided with Pinnacle Entertainment in its bid to keep open the President Casino in St. Louis. The state appeals court in Kansas City agreed Tuesday with Pinnacle that the Missouri Gaming Commission acted improperly in deciding Pinnacle could neither repair nor replace the casino.

The issue was sent back to the Gaming Commission.

A commission spokeswoman told the newspaper the matter was sent back mainly for "clarification." Pinnacle declined comment.

The Gaming Commission is seeking to close the President in July.

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