St. Louis Won, Cape Girardeau Lost

The St. Louis Post has reported that the MO Gaming Commission has made their decision…the new casino license goes to Cape Girardeau, contingent on its construction.  While anti-gambling St. Louisans breathe a sigh of relief, Cape residents’ trouble is just beginning.

Three Public Hearings on 4 Casino Applications

The Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC) is hosting three public hearings regarding the four applications for Missouri’s 13th and final casino license.  Here is the link to the MGC website with information on the September 27, 28, and 29 meetings in Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, and Sugar Creek, respectively:

http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/minutes_agendas/2010_ma_nav.htm

“And then there were 4″

One Sugar Creek (KC area) casino proposal is rejected by the MO Gaming Commission, as reported by AP and St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/building-blocks/article_b6c2eb26-babf-11df-b2d6-00127992bc8b.html

Four surviving proposals are still on the Gaming Commission’s table: one in Sugar Creek (Kansas City area), two in St. Louis City and County, and one in Cape Girardeau still vie for the last MO casino license.  The City of Cape Girardeau votes on casino support in November.  Christians must pray and act to protect our families and communities.

State-sponsored gambling

State-sponsored gambling, in any form, is as predatory as the casinos themselves. They both are equally complicit and do not have the welfare of people in mind–only their pocketbooks! The state may call it “gaming,” but it is no fun and games for the losers. States should fish in a different revenue stream, this one is morally and ethically polluted.