Five years!

Congrats to tax auditor Jennifer Goforth on five years at the Missouri Gaming Commission. Deputy Tim McGrail presents Jennifer with her certificate worthy of framing.

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Casino Revenues in St.Jo

St.Jo News Press Now is reporting casino revenues there remained steady last month. Read the story here.

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January 10th MGC Meeting Agenda

Meeting Notice

Date:      January 10, 2018

Time:     10:00 a.m.

Place:     Missouri Gaming Commission

               3417 Knipp Drive

               Jefferson City, Missouri

 

**Special Accommodations: Accommodations for people with disabilities are available.  Please contact us either by telephone at (573) 526-2326, or e-mail at MeetingCoordinator@mgc.dps.mo.gov, 72 hours in advance of the meeting, if possible.

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order

 Consideration of Minutes

  1. December 6, 2017

III.       Consideration of Hearing Officer Recommendations

  1. Frew Arega
  2. Resolution No. 18-001
  3. Kristi Castor
  4. Resolution No. 18-002
  5. Anthony W. Calandro
  6. Resolution No. 18-003
  7. John Termini
  8. Resolution No. 18-004

 

  1. Consideration of Disciplinary Actions
  2. Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Inc.
  3. DC-18-001
  4. Tropicana St. Louis, LLC
  5. DC-18-002

 

  1. Consideration of Licensure of Level I and Key Applicants
  2. Resolution No. 18-005

 

  1. Motion for Closed Meeting under Sections 313.847 and 313.945, RSMo., Investigatory, Proprietary and Application Records and 610.021(1), RSMo., Legal Actions, (3) & (13) Personnel and (14) Records Protected from Disclosure by Law

 

VII.      Motion to Open Meeting

 

VIII.     Adjournment

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

FROM THE MISSOURI GAMING COMMISSION

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Retirement

Congratulations to Auditor Pat Robinette- who is retiring from the Missouri Gaming Commission. Assistant Deputy Director Cheryl Alonzo wishes  Pat well at her retirement luncheon.

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10 years!

MGC EGD Specialist Tabitha Perkins celebrates 10 years with the Missouri Gaming Commission. Executive Director Bill Seibert presents Tabitha her certificate of achievement.

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2018 MGC Meeting Dates

Proposed 2018 Commission Meeting Dates

January 10, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

February 28, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

March 28, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

April 25, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

May 29 & 30, 2018 – St. Louis @ 9 a.m.

June 27, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

July, 2018 – No Meeting

August 28 & 29, 2018 – LaGrange @ 9 a.m.

September 26, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

October 31, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

December 5, 2018 – JC @ 10 a.m.

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The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling

 

P.O. Box 105812 Jefferson City, MO 65110; 888betsoff.org

Dec. 18, 2017

Contact:  Connor Stieferman

(573) 526-7467

New Look Accompanies Alliance’s 20th Anniversary

 

Yesterday marked 20 years since the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling was formed. At the time of its creation, the Alliance was the first of its kind coalition in the United States focusing on building awareness for problem gambling issues, encouraging responsible gaming, preventing underage play, and establishing treatment programs for Missouri residents.

While still in its infancy, the Alliance was instrumental in securing the passage of Senate Bill 902, which provided dedicated funding for problem gambling treatment in the state of Missouri. Thereafter, the 1-888-BETSOFF (1-888-238-7633) service was created, which connects problem gamblers and their loved ones to free help.

“Since the Bets Off program started, more than 40,000 calls have been placed through the helpline, and more than 45,000 referrals have been made for free help,” said Susan Goedde, communications manager for the Missouri Lottery and current Alliance chairperson. “To commemorate the Alliance’s 20th anniversary, we are introducing an updated awareness campaign for the Bets Off program.”

The new “Don’t Let Problem Gambling Break You” campaign will be disseminated through billboards and public service announcements. Brochures, posters and other supplies will also be made available at all casino locations and Missouri Lottery retail locations, among other sites, throughout the state.

“The overwhelming majority of residents who gamble do so responsibly. However, as is common with many aspects of life, some people have a difficult time with moderation,” said Goedde. “In fact, recent research shows that roughly 1 percent of Missouri residents who gamble qualify as having a gambling problem. Our goal with this campaign is to encourage those people and their loved ones to make the call.”

Goedde said callers can learn about the free resources available to them, including free treatment, counseling, Gamblers Anonymous and self-exclusion lists.

To access free help from licensed professionals, please call 1-888-BETSOFF, email freehelp@888betsoff.org or visit 888betsoff.org.

About the Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling (888betsoff.org)

The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling, which was created in 1997, is a partnership between the Missouri Lottery, Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Missouri Gaming Association, Missouri Gaming Commission, Port Authority of Kansas City and a recovery community representative.  The purpose of the Alliance is to educate Missourians on the potential characteristics and dangers of problem and compulsive gambling, to refer compulsive gamblers and their family and friends to free treatment through a toll-free help line, to prevent underage play and to promote responsible gaming.

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More Christmas Luncheon pics

Cynthia opened her hillbilly “Yeti”.  Nik and Carolyn each won a television. And of course….the peach pants. No other words are needed.

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MGC Christmas Luncheon

The Missouri Gaming Commission held our annual Christmas luncheon Thursday. Food and fun is always the theme. This year did not disappoint.

Congratulations to Danielle and Faith for their “Gingerbread House” decorations. Their entry into our Christmas decorating contest got the most votes. All proceeds go to the Foodbank for Northeast and Central Missouri.  Pictured below from left are Faith, Bill, Danielle and Jenny.

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