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Entertainment and Recreation Industries

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    November 30, 2010

    Missouri Strip Clubs Lose Decision, May Take Case to State Supreme Court

    Show some modesty, Lady Justice.​A Cole County judge last week denied a request for summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging a new Missouri law banning nudity at adult clubs and bookstores. Days before the sweeping new law went into effect in August, a group of strip club owners sued the arguing ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Dear Chain-Smokin, Slot-Playin Grandma: Illinois Wants You Back

    Yeah, we're looking your way, sweetheart.​On Monday, a group of twenty or so Illinois legislators toured the Casino Queen in East St. Louis. That same day they also visited the Lumiere Casino just across the river in downtown St. Louis. The difference in the number of gamblers at the two venues wa ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Win, Lose or Draw: St. Louis Casino Bid Great for Area Hikers, Bikers

    www.greatrivers.infoPath over the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge​The Great Rivers Greenway today announced that it's struck a deal with a casino developer that wants to build a new gaming facility in north St. Louis. The deal has the GRG donating a small chunk of land near the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Five Reasons The Rams Will STAY in St. Louis

    Ignore Chad's Chicken Little impression. The sky is not falling on fans of the St. Louis Rams.While the franchise has already moved three times (from Cleveland to LA in 1945, from LA to Anaheim in 1979 and to St. Louis in 1995) it is definitely going to stay put this time around. Here's why:

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    August 27, 2010

    Anti-Strip Club Law Upheld

    Sorry, Amethyst.​It's curtains for Missouri strip clubs tomorrow night. In Cole County this afternoon, Circuit Judge Jon Beetem declined to grant a temporary restraining order against a new law that seriously curtails strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses in Missouri. The law, passed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    NFL Owners Could Approve Kroenke's Bid for Rams Tomorrow

    Fact: Enos Stanley Kroenke is named after Cardinals greats Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial. ​The owners of all 32 National Football League teams meet tomorrow in Atlanta where the main topic of conversation is expected to be the sale of the St. Louis Rams. The league owners could give approval this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2010

    HOME Nightclub Closed

    Deadmau5 at Home Nightclub, September 2008. Photo by Vikram Singh.​As of today, HOME Nightclub is closed, according to a statement released this morning. The reason given was the club's inability "to sustain profitability." (Full release after the jump.) Since opening in December 2007, the ven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    St. Louis Gets Just One Bid for New Casino; Koman Group Also Operates Casino Queen

    Sadly, Koman's St. Louis proposal isn't called "Casino King." ​The operators of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Koman Group, was the only development company yesterday to submit a bid to city officials. Koman wants to build a $115-million, 120,000-square-foot facility called Celebration Casino ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010
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    June 25, 2010

    President Casino Craps Out; Brown Water to Blame

    Image Via​The first gambling boat to open its doors in Missouri back in 1994 is officially closed -- a week before its owner was to shutdown the casino anyway. The flooded Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis forced the President Casino to halt business a week ago. Yesterday the casino announce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Lawsuit in Works Over Bill to Outlaw Nudity at Missouri Nudy Clubs

    ​One hundred thousand dollars. That's all the supporters of state Sen. Matt Bartle's bill S.B. 586 say the legislation will cost Missouri and local municipalities in lost tax revenue each year. That's $100,000 for a bill that could force the closure of an estimated 60 percent Missouri's 130 adult- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    "Everybody" Wants Stan Kroenke to Own the Rams; Oh Really?

    Mr. Benson, meet Mr. Khan.​Did you see the comment from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson in today's Post-Dispatch? The NFL owners are in Dallas this week for their annual May meeting and yesterday met with Rams minority owner Stan Kroenke.  Kroenke wants the league to temporarily suspend i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Visit to Burger Brothers at River City Casino

    Ian FroebBurger and fries at Burger Brothers in River City Casino​At Burger Bar, the Hubert Keller-helmed burger joint at Pinnacle Entertainment's Lumière Place casino, your burger is limited only by your imagination. You want foie gras and black truffle atop your Kobe beef? Check. You want a pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Solution for Blues Ownership: Award Team as Consolation Prize to Losing Rams Bidder

    ​The largest investor in the St. Louis Blues, TowerBrook Capital Partners, wants to sell its ownership stake in the NHL franchise. TowerBrook -- a New York-based, private-equity firm -- never planned on being with the Blues for the long run. The company is friendly with Blues chairman and principa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Breaking Down the Kroenke Kaper

    ​As reported earlier by my colleague Chad Garrison, Stan Kroenke is attempting to convince the NFL to allow his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to purchase the St. Louis Rams outright, rather than doing it himself. Such a move would circumvent the NFL's cross-ownership rules which would seem to prevent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Report: Stan Kroenke Wants His Wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, to Own Rams

    The new face of the St. Louis Rams?​The minority owner of the St. Louis Rams, Stan Kroenke, has reportedly asked the NFL if his wife could purchase the team outright. The move would circumnavigate league rules that prevent Kroenke (owner of 40 percent of the Rams) from being the full owner of a fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Report: Brett Hull Teaming with Wayne Gretzky in Bid to Purchase Dallas Stars

    Gretzky and Hull on the cover of Hockey News in March 2008.​Two former St. Louis Blues hockey players and two of the best athletes to play the game in the past quarter century are reportedly teaming up to purchase the Dallas Stars. As the Dallas Observer reports this morning, Brett Hull and Wayne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    NCAA Tourney to Boost Local Economy; Strip Clubs, Too

    vintagecotton.comWeekend weather forecast calls for rain. And that's a good thing!​St. Louis is abuzz with March Madness as the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional gets underway tonight at the Edward Jones Dome. First up, the sixth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers take on second-seeded Ohio State at 6:0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Bill to Outlaw Nudity in Missouri Strip Clubs Passes Senate

    Puritanism is swinging into high gear.​Pasties salesmen: This could be your year. A bill that would prohibit nudity at Missouri strip clubs passed the Senate yesterday by a margin of 29-2. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Matt Bartle (R-Kansas City), includes additional restrictions that wou ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Former MO Congressman Cashing In on Move to Legalize Online Gambling

    Wikimedia CommonsWelcome to the poker "lobby." We'll start you with $300,000...​The Washington Post published an interesting read earlier this week about Dems in Congress who are gunning to overturn laws that make Internet gambling illegal. Rep. Barney Frank and others want the government to regul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Mayor Slay Has Words for Missouri Gaming Commission: Don't You Dare Sink This Ship

    Wikimedia CommonsIf the President capsizes, its gaming license could be given to a casino operating beyond city limits (and coffers).​Following press reports that the Missouri Gaming Commission plans to vote today to shut down the President Casino by July 1, Mayor Francis Slay yesterday threw ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Gaming Commission Torpedoes President Casino

    danesnotesonboats.blogspot.comThe S.S. Admiral a.k.a. President Casino​As expected, the Missouri Gaming Commission this afternoon voted unanimously to strip the gaming license to the President Casino in downtown St. Louis. The commission voted 4-0 to revoke the license despite strong objections fr ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Bop 'Til You Drop with Rick Springfield at the Boogie Ball

    So, Cyndi Lauper had to cancel her appearance at the annual Boogie Ball due to illness. But Ameristar just announced who's going to be appearing in her place: Rick Springfield. Can I get a heartthrob hell yeah to that? The $200 ticket benefits the American Liver Foundation and includes dinner, the ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    So That's Why They Want to Build Another Casino

    Image Via​Apparently casinos are extremely profitable endeavors-- even when there are six of them (soon to be seven, possibly eight) in one metropolitan area.The Business Journal reported yesterday that St. Louis-area casino revenue jumped ten percent in October.Here are the numbers: • Las Vegas ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    BETonSPORTS Founder Gary Kaplan Gets to Stay in the Clinker

    ​U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson has sentenced Gary Kaplan to 51 months in prison. It was the maximum sentence allowed for under a complicated plea agreement that his lawyer struck with federal prosecutors. The millionaire founder of the now-defunct offshore gambling operation known as BETonSPOR ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Cyndi Lauper Back in St. Louis in February!

    ​Two Cyndi Lauper posts in one week on A to Z, eh? However, this one's not for a sad reason: According to her official website, Lauper is playing at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles on Friday, February 12. Best Valentine's Day present ever? I think so! 

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Re: Limbaugh Responds to Critics of His Bid For Rams

    Don't count Keith Olbermann among those poo-pooing the cigar-chomping talk show host's bid to buy the Rams.On his show last week, Olbermann declared that his arch nemesis shouldn't be excluded from owning a sports franchise solely because he is a douche. Such a criteria would disqualify all but thre ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    Jean Therapy

    New denim, new outlook

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    October 8, 2008

    Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

    And a little chili

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    June 11, 2008
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    April 30, 2008

    New Jack Opera?

    A new strain of classic rock

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    February 27, 2008
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    February 6, 2008
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    February 14, 2001

    The Champ

    Bill Bangert wanted a world-class domed stadium in St. Louis County, but all he got was a tiny town. Now the 77-year-old dreamer is back in Missouri with a few more nutty ideas.

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