COPY-New Mo. casino to open ahead of schedule

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's newest casino will apparently open earlier than expected, but building it is proving more costly than anticipated.

The Southeast Missourian ( ) reports that construction of Isle of Capri's new casino in Cape Girardeau is ahead of schedule. Casino officials now say they expect to open on Nov. 1, two months earlier than previously expected.

The gambling company says the revised projected cost for the casino is $135 million, about $10 million more than the previous estimate.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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