Isle Capri passed a major hurdle this week in their effort to open the new 135-million-dollar Cape casino next Tuesday. They convinced the state gaming commission they deserve a license to operate in Missouri. The commission held a meeting Wednesday morning at city hall with Isle officials and city leaders. Isle presented how the project complies with state law and the city showed it support for the project into the future. Commission spokeswoman Lee Ann McCarthy tells KZIM KSIM they then approved a resolution stating the casino is suitable for licensure and can open this Tuesday. The actual license won’t be granted until opening day. Isle plans to open on the 30th at 10:30 AM with a public ribbon cutting. It will be the state’s 13th casino and feature about 1-thousand slots, 28 table games, and employ 450 people.
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