Opponents of Missouri’s $500 loss limit for casino gamblers say it puts Missouri casinos at a competitive disadvantage against casinos in states without loss limits. The State Gaming Commission says the Harrah’s casino in Maryland Heights set a new record with $28-Million in winnings. And, the Ameristar casino a few miles away in St. Charles took in $28-Million. Both of those figures are greater than the winnings of two casinos on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River at St. Louis – combined. The Casino Queen in East St. Louis and the Argosy in Alton, Illinois, took in $25-Million. Illinois does not have a loss limit.
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