Compared to December, 9-percent fewer people came through the doors of Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in January, but stayed longer, according to monthly earnings reports by the Missouri Gaming Commission. The casino paid 1-point-zero-2 million to the state in taxes in January, and ten percent of those monthly taxes paid go back to the city of Cape Girardeau. Missouri casinos also pay a $2-per-person admission fee to state and local governments per two-hour period of time spent in the facility, and the city receives $1 of that fee. Other casinos in the state have also reported lower gross receipts, but not the longer stays like visitors at the Cape location.
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