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Missouri Gaming Commission Renewed Licenses for Boats in Moats

March 9, 1998
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Gaming Commission renewed the license for Harrah's Casino in Maryland Heights.

Missy Shelton has the story from Jefferson City.

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Even though Missouri Courts have ruled boats and moats unconstitutional, the Gaming Commission renewed the license for Harrah's Casino.

Harrah's in Maryland Heights is considered a boat in a moat.

Steve Taylor, executive director of an anti-gambling group said he doesn't see how the commission can renew the licenses.

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Contents: [97K WAV file - Gambling opponent Steve Taylor says it's frustrating to see gaming committee renewing licenses of facilities that they themselves believe to be unconstitutional and illegal.]

Taylor said he sees this as one of many broken promises to the people of Missouri concerning regulation of the gambling industry.

From Jefferson City, I'm Missy Shelton for K-M-O-X News.