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Could a Casino Be Coming to the Lake of the Ozarks?

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, patrons plays the slots at the Ponca Tribe's Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. On Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has again scored a legal win in its fight to keep its Prairie Flower Casino in western Iowa open after a federal judge rejected motions by the states of Iowa and Nebraska and the Iowa city of Council Bluffs seeking to derail the casino. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

(Missourinet) There have been legislative efforts over the years attempting to allow a casino at the Lake of the Ozarks. During a meeting Wednesday at the St. Jo Frontier Casino, Missouri Gaming Commission Chair Mike Leara was asked what he thinks about the idea of a casino going up at the popular lake destination…

Current law allows the licensing of 13 casinos. The State Gaming Commission, which decides about casino licensing, has already licensed 13 Missouri casinos.

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