Cape Girardeau council to hear casino plans

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (AP) - With a gambling license about to open up in Missouri, Cape Girardeau leaders want a closer look at the plans of developers interested in placing a casino in the southeast Missouri town.

The owners of the President Casino in St. Louis have agreed to give up their license by July 1. It is 1 of just 13 allowed in the state. The competition is on for who will get that license.

Three developers have expressed interest in bringing a casino to Cape Girardeau, a Mississippi River town of 35,000 residents.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the developers will go before the Cape Girardeau City Council on June 3. The developers will outline their plans and field questions from council members and the public.

Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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