The Missouri Gaming Commission has selected Cape Girardeau as the new site for the state's 13th casino license.
Commissioner Jim Mathewson said that Cape Girardeau "made a good presentation" and "had lots of support from the community."
Mathewson also cited "oversaturation of the market" when asked why St. Louis was not awarded the license.
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