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3,600 enter Cape Girardeau casino in first six hours

Friday, November 2, 2012

About 3,600 people passed through the turnstiles in the first six hours of the new Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, according to figures provided by Isle of Capri.

The $135 million casino opened to the public for the first time Tuesday. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, a 137,000-square-foot facility, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesdays, in order to reconcile turnstiles and accounting systems, per state regulations.

It features nearly 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, four restaurants and a 750-seat events center.

Pertinent address:

777 N. Main St., Cape Girardeau, MO

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-- Posted by falcon2412 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 3:37 PM

Wonder how many of those 3600 visited downtown shops?

-- Posted by Kadybug on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 4:54 PM

you need to report how many entered on day TWO, it was dead as a door nail

-- Posted by chocolate thread on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 6:16 PM

Went there and had lunch today, good food and walked out $26.50 ahead quarter slots. Met some folks I knew chatted and it was back to work. Nice place something different no doubt about that. Check it out folks, you don't have to gamble great food I thought, nice employees.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 6:50 PM

How many walked on the useless prominade?

-- Posted by racer3694 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 7:06 PM

Epic, I was there this afternoon (Wed.) and there was a houseful. You can't judge attendance based on the parking lot. If the lot was full, you couldn't get into the casino. The lot is big enough to hold crowds for the 700 seat stage. BTW, if you don't have a clue what you are talking about, go somewhere else.

-- Posted by JungleJim on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 8:39 PM

JungleJim, I work there! The casino was not busy Tuesday or Wednesday. To offer a fair representation the paper should report day two and three attendence. Day one cars were being turned away and a sign redirected traffic to the Showme center where shuttles were offered. Day two the attendence fell off a cliff.

It should be noted, attendance numbers include those who leave and come back. Unlike other casinos, IOC is not asking if you will be returning, skrews the count.

-- Posted by chocolate thread on Fri, Nov 2, 2012, at 2:45 AM

I was disappointed in the quality of food, cold and tough to chew.

-- Posted by cardsfan61 on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 6:59 AM

I was very unsatisfied with the penny & dollar slots..they taken my money and left me no change LOL...I did find one penny machine that given me half of my money back so I guess thats better than being empty handed when I left and we were there Monday last week and it was not busy at all....yes there employees were very nice but the slots could of been more loose maybe one of these days I will hit it BIG!!!!! I want go back here for awhile not unless they send me $$ free slot play...I will go South to Tunica!!!!

-- Posted by smiley82 on Sat, Nov 10, 2012, at 5:27 PM

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