Missouri’s casino industry wants to circulate a petition to overturn the loss limits. It’s filed paperwork with the Secretary of State to start a campaign to put the issue on the November ballot.
The effort is led by Ameristar, which has a casino in Kansas City and fears developing competition from a casino in the planning just across the state line in Kansas. Kansas has no loss limits.
State lawmakers have refused to throw out loss limits despite pleas from Kansas City casinos that the no-limits casino in Kansas would put Missouri casinos at a competitive disadvantage.
The State Gaming Commission estimates almost one-third of gamblers at Kansas City and St. Joseph casinos come from Kansas.