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Missouri's gambling debate players chase stakes worth billions

MISSOURI, USA - Missourians spend billions every year in pursuit of instant riches. They buy lottery tickets, play casino games and dab bingo cards. And increasingly in recent years, they play games of questionable legality in convenience stores, truck stops and small gaming parlors. Everyone involved in the industry thinks people would spend more,…
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Missouri's gambling debate players chase stakes worth billions
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Players in Missouri gambling debate chase stakes worth billions

Missourians spend billions every year in pursuit of instant riches. They buy lottery tickets, play casino games and dab bingo cards. And increasingly in recent years, they play games of questionable legality in convenience stores, truck stops and small gaming parlors. Everyone involved in the industry thinks people would spend more, if given the…
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Daily Journal Online

Missouri regulators field complaints, inquiries about spread of slot machines

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri gaming regulators have recorded nearly 100 reports of illegal slot machines this year as the unregulated industry continues to flood the state with gambling devices. But, not all of the people who call the Missouri Gaming Commission or fill out one of its complaint forms are upset about the spread of the unregulated and…
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Missouri regulators field complaints, inquiries about spread of slot machines
St. Louis Today

Two Arkansas companies enter Missouri’s unregulated slot machine market

JEFFERSON CITY - Two Arkansas companies have apparently entered what has become a lucrative, rapidly expanding and possibly illegal enterprise in Missouri. Missouri Lottery Director May Scheve-Reardon told members of the state lottery commission last week that agency staffers have been reviewing correspondence with the Missouri State Highway Patrol…
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Two Arkansas companies enter Missouri’s unregulated slot machine market
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St. Louis Today

Despite troubles in Illinois, gambling company pouring money into Missouri campaigns

JEFFERSON CITY - One of the nation's largest video gambling companies is pumping contributions into the campaign accounts of Missouri politicians at the same time it faces a $5 million penalty from regulators in Illinois. Accel Entertainment contributed $15000 to the House Republican Campaign Committee on Aug. 24 and has doled out tens of thousands…
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Despite troubles in Illinois, gambling company pouring money into Missouri campaigns
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Why doesn't Missouri go after illegal gambling sites?

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch IT IS illegal in Missouri to host gambling machines except in licensed casinos. The law is clear on that, and just for good measure, a judge in September confirmed it. So why are state officials and local prosecutors still failing to confront the bars and gas stations that are hosting thousands of these unlicensed…
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The Examiner

Defeat of gambling bill likely dooms legislative push against ‘gray market’ machines

The Missouri Senate has defeated a three-pronged effort to expand gambling in Missouri while suppressing unregulated devices that offer cash prizes to players. The vote that defeated the bill may have been the last chance this legislative session to address the proliferation of devices that some prosecutors have attacked as illegal and that others…
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Defeat of gambling bill likely dooms legislative push against ‘gray market’ machines
The Examiner

Missouri slow to act on illegal slot machines

Jack Suntrup St. Louis Post-Dispatch JEFFERSON CITY - In the wake of a recent ruling that a Kansas company's unregulated slot machine-style games were illegal, Missouri officials are now divided on how to move forward with policing roughly 14000 similar devices deployed at gas stations and bars across the state. The Post-Dispatch obtained a draft…
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The Joplin Globe

Lawmakers renew effort to crack down on illegal gaming machines in Missouri

Missouri law is clear that it is illegal to have gambling machines outside of a casino. Yet in bars, gas stations and other gathering spots around the state, games similar to slot machines have been popping up for years. So why, despite outcry from some lawmakers, law enforcement and state regulators, has Missouri been hesitant to crack down on…
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