Study favors Cape Girardeau for casino license

An economic impact study for the Missouri Gaming Commission has determined that a plan to put a new casino in Cape Girardeau would be the best bet for the state.

The study released by the Gaming Commission on Friday favors Isle of Capri Corp.’s plan for a casino in the southeast Missouri town. The study by the Missouri Department of Economic Development study looked at all three proposals for Missouri’s lone vacant casino license. In addition to the Cape Girardeau bid, the others are proposals for north St. Louis and at Sugar Creek, near Kansas City.

The Gaming Commission will look at the report and other factors in deciding who gets the next casino license. That decision could come at a meeting on Wednesday in Jefferson City.

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