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Gambling Industries

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Just How Does a Dead Body Go Unnoticed for 12 Days in a Casino Parking Garage?

    In its defense, Ameristar says its parking garages are big ones. Well, yeah, but...​A casino patron leaving the Ameristar St. Charles made a grisly discovery early today in the casino's parking garage.Hattie Bradley, 62, lay dead inside a white Ford Mustang. Authorities say surveillance footage sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    St. Charles County Council Approves Public Vote for Smoking Ban

    The fate of the smoking ban now lies with St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann.​By a vote of 4 - 2, the St. Charles County Council passed legislation yesterday that would put a countywide smoking ban on the November 2012 ballot. The issue isn't a done deal yet. County Executive Steve Ehlmann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Lemay Fire District Loses Grab at Casino Revenue -- Again

    Moral of today's appellate court ruling: Nobody gets between St. Louis County and its casino revenue!​A south-county fire district has lost, again, in its attempt to grab a share of revenue from the River City Casino.In an opinion issued today, the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of App ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    July 29, 2009

    If President Casino Craps Out, What Happens to Its Gaming License?

    photobucket.com/albums/u271/ginger_jedi​Last year Missouri voters narrowly approved Proposition A. The ballot initiative repealed loss limits for the state's gamblers, taxed casinos for the benefit of schools, and capped the number of gaming licenses issued by the state at 13. Not only did th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2008

    Jean Therapy

    New denim, new outlook

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Tonight: Kettles & Keg Chili & Salsa Cook-Off

    No plans tonight? Like chili? Don't mind a drive to St. Charles? Want to support a good cause? Check out the Kettles & Keg Chili & Salsa Cook-Off to benefit Willows Way, which supports those with development disabilities, tonight at Ameristar Casino. My colleague Alison Sieloff has more info right h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2008

    Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

    And a little chili

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 6, 2008
  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Double Down

    Gary Kaplan put all of his chips on BETonSPORTS and drew the worst hand of his life. Now hes making tuna casserole in a St. Louis jail.

  • News

    November 2, 2005

    Tunnel Vision

    A new casino takes its downtown development plans underground

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Casino

    Ameristar Casino

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Casino

    Ameristar Casino

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Buffet

    Old Country Buffet

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Casino

    Ameristar

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Stalking Back

    Trying to collect a half-million-dollar debt from Floyd Warmann, the hunter becomes the hunted

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Jackpot

    Missouri's "get-tough" gaming commission gives an embattled casino what it wants

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Joker's Wild

    Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    The Albatross

    St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.

  • News

    January 26, 2000

    PRAYING AGAINST THE ODDS

    Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND

    A tiny Indian tribe pitches a plan for a downtown St. Louis casino, but city officials aren't betting on the idea

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