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Public hearing on Cape Girardeau casino set

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
(file photo)
The Missouri Gaming Commission has announced the time and place for Cape Girardeau residents to voice their opinions for or against a $125 million casino proposed for the city's downtown area.

The hearing has been set for Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Glenn Convocation Center at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St.

The hearings are for public comment only and for the specific sites where the hearings are being conducted. There will be no presentations by the casino companies.

The hearing is the first of three for the state, which will all be held that week. On Sept. 28, the commission will hold a hearing in St. Louis for a casino proposed there and on Sept. 29 a hearing for Sugar Creek's casino proposal near Kansas City, Mo.

Pertinent address:

518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, MO

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Don't let the NO crowd overwhelm the commission or they will look elsewhere regardless of vote outcome

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 2:42 PM

I don't think there should be any "let" or "don't let" at all. Community members who want to say something should have that opportunity, plain and simple.

-- Posted by pmiinch on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 3:36 PM

Have you seen the news the Casino in St. Louis that is wanting the license is already building the casino but how can they if they don't have a casino license?

-- Posted by capeguy30 on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 4:03 PM

I hope they don't have any outdoor entertainment if they come to Cape. The city will shut them down like the Bel-Air

-- Posted by grandma73 on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 7:27 PM

Holding this at 1 pm on a Monday isn't going to allow many working folks to come out...

-- Posted by DrummingFireman on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 9:02 PM


merely suggesting what I view as a vocal minority in the crowd of people not wanting a casino to dominate a public forum making the gaming commission think this is not a good area to place a casino. I understand you are on the fence at times with this issue.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 10:31 PM

btw I was in no way suggesting that there should be any form of censorship. Merely suggesting those in favor show their support in case there is a rally of those opposed and complacancy by those in favor tilt it in the minds of the gaming commission that Cape is not the right choice.

-- Posted by SWBG on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 10:35 PM

I'll take the day off from work. This is very important to me.

-- Posted by Beaker on Tue, Sep 14, 2010, at 7:57 AM

Why would the Commission go to sugar creek on the 29th? Did I miss something? Thought Sunway gaming is no longer in the running. Seems to me their proposal was incomplete and rejected by the Commission back on Tuesday the 7th.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Sep 14, 2010, at 9:30 AM

Your right Me'lange! Epic gaming is looking for a sugar creek license also. I had them confused for some reason.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Sep 14, 2010, at 11:38 AM

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