Five companies have filed applications for Missouri’s only remaining casino license. Two applications are from St. Louis and St. Louis County. Two competing companies want to get a casino in Sugar Creek. One application has come in from Cape Girardeau.

The gaming commission staff will investigate the applicants for several weeks and hopes to have a finalist for the commission to consider by the end of the year.

The five applications are from:

Casino Celebration, LLC St. Louis, Missouri

North County Development, LLC Spanish Lake, MO

Sunway Gaming LLC Sugar Creek, MO

Epic Gaming LLC Sugar Creek, Missouri.

Isle of Capri – Cape Girardeau LLC Cape Girardeau, MO

Bob Priddy talks with LeAnn McCarthy (3:01 mp3)