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House OKs block on casino licenses
Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 3:08:24 PM
Missouri--State House members voted Wednesday to ban new casino licenses for two years, a move that could block proposed casinos from opening in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.
The bill, which needs another vote before moving to the Senate, comes as the Missouri Gaming Commission considers whether to approve a license for a fifth casino in the Kansas City area.
The House legislation would bar new licenses until 2010, including a license for a casino under consideration for Sugar Creek. But it would also block a casino already being built in St. Louis, because licenses aren't issued until after construction.
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