Saturday, October 25, 2008

Casinos continue attempt to buy Proposition A vote

The ongoing effort by Ameristar Casinos and Pinnacle Entertainment to push through Proposition A continued Thursday with the casinos, which had already contributed more than $12 million in an effort to win passage of the measure, adding another three quarters of a million to the pot.

Documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission show Ameristar Casinos contributed $500,002, while Pinnacle Entertainment chipped in with $250,000.

The measure, which is advertising itself as adding money for education, is primarily designed to get rid of Missouri's loss limits requirement and to eliminate any future competition for existing casinos.

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