Missouri gaming laws have changed drastically over time

Apr 30, 2012 7:51 PM

When Missouri approved casino gambling, there were restrictions attached to the law.

To begin with, the law, passed in 1992, required all gambling be held on riverboats that were required to float. Now all 12 casinos simply sit on or near the Mississippi or Missouri rivers.

Then, gamblers were limited to losing no more than $500 every two hours. Now, after voters changed the requirement, gamblers can lose any amount.

And, the law said credit could not be extended to players by the casinos. In other words, markers would not be available for the players.

Now, it looks like that rule will be gone soon. A bill that permits markers has passed a House committee and will soon be voted on by both the House and the Senate.

The bill is supported by casino operators.