Legislation that would have lifted loss limits at Missouri’s casinos failed in the General Assembly this year, despite concerns raised about a new casino slated to open soon just west of the Missouri-Kansas border. And, that concerns the Executive Director of the Missouri Gaming Commission .
Gene McNary says that while the Commission does not advocate, it is a fact finder. He adds the bottom lines of Missouri casinos are already being hurt by the loss limit rule, especially along borders where they have to compete with casinos in states with no loss limits. McNary says once Kansas casinos are up and running, Missouri casinos can expect to lose some of their business to those no loss limit establishments across the border.
McNary adds Gaming Commission facts show approximately 38 percent of the clientele of Kansas City area casinos already come from the Kansas side of the border, so he expects some business to be lost.