Friday, May 23, 2008

Missouri casinos are rocking

If antis want to blame the economy and hi-A gasoline prices, can one of those perverts answer this Q?

Why are the Missouri casinos seeing increases in revenues? The economy and gasoline prices ain't stopping people from gambling in those casinos at Missouri. Maybe it has more to do with the IL smoking ban, dumb-arses!



New Lumière Place casino drives area gambling pot higher again
By Tim Logan

The region's casino industry had another winning month in April, but
most casinos saw business decline.

Gamblers spent $85.1 million in St. Louis' six casinos, according to
figures from Missouri and Illinois regulators. That's up 3.2 percent
from the same month last year, the fourth straight month of gains.

The growth continues to be driven by the half-billion- dollar Lumière
Place casino downtown, which opened in December. But while Lumière
has helped grow the market, it has taken business from competitors.

Harrah's in Maryland Heights was off 15.5 percent for the month, and
the Illinois smoking ban continues to hurt the Casino Queen in East
St. Louis and the Argosy Casino-Alton.

Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, however, posted its first revenue
gain since Lumière opened, a small increase.

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