Commission 'all in' for casino in Sug...

Commission 'all in' for casino in Sugar Creek

There are 3 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Commission 'all in' for casino in Sugar Creek. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

“That is not in Missouri's best interest”

JEFFERSON CITY | The Missouri Gaming Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday to clear the way for a new casino in Sugar Creek, upping the ante in an increasingly crowded area gambling market.

The decision brought sharp objections from the state's casino industry, whose representatives argued that a new casino in the Kansas City area would cannibalize the profit margins of existing operators.

'It is patently inequitable and unfair to place existing licensees at risk' who spent 'hundreds of millions of dollars on their facilities, developed the market, and have been good corporate citizens,' said William A. Brasher, an attorney for the Missouri Gaming Association. Read more

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vince tungate

Saint Charles, MO

#1 Feb 21, 2008
lol now the big dog's dont want any competition hmmph. more competition means better deals for consumers. let em have it.

Byron, IL

#2 Feb 23, 2008
I think I'd rather go to Vegas or some other place that has lots of casinos. I like to go places that have a lot to choose from. It sounds like the Gaming Industry is trying to build an amusement park with just a few rides. Such idiots! Where would the casinos on the Vegas strip be today if they thought that way?

“Gotta Light?”

Since: Jul 08

Sugar Creek, MO

#3 Jan 2, 2009
life is a gamble

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