missouri gaming commision http://kbia.org en Casino buyout approved http://kbia.org/post/casino-buyout-approved <p>Gaming regulators in Missouri have approved Pinnacle Entertainment's $2.8 billion purchase of Ameristar Casinos, clearing one of the final hurdles in the acquisition.</p><p>The Missouri Gaming Commission voted 4-0 in favor of the deal Wednesday. Missouri was the last state to approve. The Federal Trade Commission must still give the go-ahead. Pinnacle spokeswoman Kerry Andersen says the company hopes to complete the transaction in August.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:00:54 +0000 Associated Press 37688 at http://kbia.org Casino buyout approved Newscast for Tuesday, June 19, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-tuesday-june-19-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Bid protest halts construction at Birds Point Levee</li><li>Truman State to consider adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy</li><li>The Missouri Supreme Court says two candidates for state Legislature can be on this year&#39;s ballot.</li><li>Missouri Gaming Commission has a new chairman</li></ul> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:27:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16182 at http://kbia.org Hatches named chairman of Mo. Gaming Commission http://kbia.org/post/hatches-named-chairman-mo-gaming-commission <p>The Missouri Gaming Commission has a new chairman. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 16181 at http://kbia.org Hatches named chairman of Mo. Gaming Commission Newscast for May 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-30-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri&#39;s annual legislative session comes to a close.</li><li>Missouri Gaming Commission chairman announces plans to step down.</li><li>Officials of Missouri colleges and universities to meet in Columbia, Mo. next week.</li><li>Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson travels to Missouri to aid Republican John Brunner&#39;s campaign.</li></ul> Wed, 30 May 2012 22:39:01 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 15039 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 30, 2012 Missouri Gaming Commission chairman to step down http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gaming-commission-chairman-step-down <p>Jim Mathewson, the chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission will step down Friday. Matthewson chose not to stay for a second three-year term in order to spend more time with his family.</p><p>During Mathewson&rsquo;s tenure with the Gaming Commission, Missouri&rsquo;s 13<sup>th</sup> casino license was awarded to developers in Cape Girardeau and disassociated gamblers were provided a pathway to reinstatement.&nbsp; He says the main challenge now is raising enough revenue to help K-through-12 schools.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 21:45:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15033 at http://kbia.org Missouri Gaming Commission chairman to step down New rule lets people take themselves off casino exclusion list http://kbia.org/post/new-rule-lets-people-take-themselves-casino-exclusion-list <p>Officials with the Missouri Gaming Commission say they&rsquo;re getting a lot of inquiries about a new rule that allows people to take themselves off the state&rsquo;s voluntary casino exclusion list.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:17:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 11571 at http://kbia.org New rule lets people take themselves off casino exclusion list