A casino locating in Cape Girardeau has been discussed and debated for nearly two decades, and the most recent process of determining which community and casino applicant would receive the state's final license was nothing short of thorough.
Cape Girardeau citizens had the opportunity to vote on whether they support the operation of a casino in the city. After a spirited but respectful debate, which took place on these pages and throughout the community, voters resoundingly said yes: 61 to 39 percent. The result removed a question before the State Gaming Commission of whether Cape Girardeau welcomed the effort.
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