casino license up for grabs
letters of interest in the soon-to-be-available casino license
in the state of Missouri have been received by the Missouri
Gaming Commission, the gambling regulator said. Missouri has
limit on the available casino licenses, currently set at 13 and
with the shut-down of the President Casino, located on the St.
Louis waterfront, the gambling license will be up for grabs this
summer. Casino regulators in Missouri asked those interested in
the license to submit a letter to the Commission and according
to the latest reports - a total of 15 letters have been received
so far, both from individuals and companies all interested in
developing a new casino in Missouri.
Sugar Creek, Cape Girardeau, West Alton
and St. Louis are among the locations some of those interested
in the casino license mention as possible new home for the 13th
Missouri casino, although according to the MGC, most of those
willing to bid for the casino license in the state have not
pointed explicitly to a specific location. The bidding is still
open, but gambling regulators pointed out that some of the
applications will likely be rejected early, since anyone willing
to bid for the casino license will have to be paired or backed
by a company already experienced in the casino and gambling
business. The President Casino's license will become available
after its doors have closed on July 1st.