Missouri Gaming Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Computer Glitch Forces Temporary Closure Of Hollywood Casino http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/computer-glitch-forces-temporary-closure-hollywood-casino <p></p><p>Gaming regulators in Missouri ordered the former Harrah’s casino in Maryland Heights to temporarily close its doors today due to a glitch in its computer systems.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:17:22 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6108 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Computer Glitch Forces Temporary Closure Of Hollywood Casino Mo. Casino Industry 'Doing A Good Job' At Keeping Minors Out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-casino-industry-doing-good-job-keeping-minors-out <p>The <a href="http://www.missouricasinos.org/">Missouri Gaming Association</a> told regulators Wednesday that it is trying hard to keep underage patrons from getting into the state’s casinos.</p><p>Mike Winter, the association's&nbsp;Executive Director, told state gaming commission members that the use of fake&nbsp;ID's is the most common way minors try to get in – but there have also been cases where they tried to climb over walls, blend in with crowds, and in a few cases, sneak in with the help of their parents.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/Commissioners.htm">Barrett Hatches</a> is chairman of the<a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/index.html"> Missouri&nbsp;Gaming Commission</a>. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:40:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Casino Industry 'Doing A Good Job' At Keeping Minors Out Mathewson makes it official, will step down Friday from Mo. Gaming Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mathewson-makes-it-official-will-step-down-friday-mo-gaming-commission <p>The <a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/index.html">Missouri&nbsp;Gaming Commission</a> is looking for a new chairman.</p><p><a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/Commissioners.htm">Jim Mathewson</a>&nbsp;(D)&nbsp;announced&nbsp;today&nbsp;he&rsquo;s stepping down, one month after his three-year term officially expired.&nbsp; He was appointed chairman by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;in 2009, but chose not to serve a second term in order to spend more time with his family.&nbsp; During his tenure, Mathewson oversaw the bidding process for the state&rsquo;s 13th&nbsp;casino license, which eventually<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cape-girardeau-selected-final-mo-casino-license"> went to developers in Cape Girardeau</a>. Wed, 30 May 2012 22:04:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3816 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mathewson makes it official, will step down Friday from Mo. Gaming Commission Chairman of Mo. Gaming Commission Mathewson to step down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chairman-mo-gaming-commission-mathewson-step-down <p>The chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission, Jim Mathewson, will announce he&#39;s stepping down tomorrow, according to commission spokeswoman LeAnn McCarthy.</p><p>Mathewson, of Sedalia, Mo., has been on the Gaming Commission since 2009 and was chairman for most of his tenure there. Previously, he served as a Missouri state representative and then state senator. He served as the Senate&#39;s President Pro Tem for eight years.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 16:22:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 3799 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chairman of Mo. Gaming Commission Mathewson to step down Former Brentwood official placed on Mo. gaming 'blacklist' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-brentwood-official-placed-mo-gaming-blacklist <p>A former city manager for the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood has been banned from entering any casino in Missouri.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:36:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3571 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Brentwood official placed on Mo. gaming 'blacklist' Self-banned gamblers get chance to test their luck again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/self-banned-gamblers-get-chance-test-their-luck-again <p>For the first time since it was implemented in 1996, gamblers in Missouri now have a way to remove themselves from the state&#39;s voluntary casino exclusion list.</p><p>The Missouri Gaming Commission today made forms available to start the removal from the &quot;disassociated persons&quot; list. Any gambler who&#39;s been on the list for five years is eligible.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:44:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Self-banned gamblers get chance to test their luck again Mo. relaxes casino ban for problem gamblers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-relaxes-casino-ban-problem-gamblers <p>Thousands of people who have voluntarily banned themselves from Missouri casinos will get a second chance at playing the slots.</p><p>The Missouri Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to relax rules for the <a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/prob_gambling/pg_appl.htm">state&#39;s casino exclusion list</a>, which imposes a lifetime casino ban on problem gamblers who voluntarily sign up for it.</p><p>Starting next spring, the new rules will allow people to remove themselves from the list after they have been on it for at least five years.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 21:55:09 +0000 The Associated Press 2631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. relaxes casino ban for problem gamblers Mo. regulators mull changes for problem gamblers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-regulators-mull-changes-problem-gamblers <p>Missouri regulators are studying revisions in a rule that lets problem gamblers get themselves banned from casinos for life.</p><p>The Missouri Gaming Commission on Wednesday voted to move forward with proposed changes in<a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/prob_gambling/pg_appl.htm"> the 15-year-old self-exclusion program</a>.</p><p>The revised rule would let people remove themselves from the exclusion list after five years. They could choose later to go back on the list, but doing so would mean a lifetime ban from casinos.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:51:22 +0000 The Associated Press 1934 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. regulators mull changes for problem gamblers Cape Girardeau selected for final Mo. casino license http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cape-girardeau-selected-final-mo-casino-license <p>The <a href="http://www.mgc.dps.mo.gov/index.html">Missouri Gaming Commission</a> has selected Cape Girardeau as the new site for the state&#39;s 13th casino license.</p><p>Commissioner Jim Mathewson said that Cape Girardeau &quot;made a good presentation&quot; and &quot;had lots of support from the community.&quot;</p><p>Mathewson also cited &quot;oversaturation of the market&quot; when asked why St. Louis was not awarded the license.</p><p>(Updates have been made to this story below)</p><p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:43:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 46 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cape Girardeau selected for final Mo. casino license