Missouri Gaming Commission to meet Monday

The Missouri Gaming Commission will meet Monday, May 24, in Maryland Heights, to gain input from government officials, special interest groups and the public on the proposals for new casinos in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Jefferson and St. Louis county officials along with city leaders will be invited to speak during next week’s meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Maryland Heights Community Center, 2344 McKelvey Road.

After a lunch break, members of the public and group representatives will be able to address the commission.

Those who wish to speak next Monday can preregister for a time slot by visiting www.mgc.dps.mo.gov. Click on the “Registration Form for Public Meeting on St. Louis Casino Expansion” link to reserve a time. Those who register the day of the meeting will be able to speak if time permits. Commissioners ask that those who share similar views use a spokesperson and address the commission as a group.

Among the casino proposals are:

• Harrah’s — one proposed facility that would be located in St. Louis County near the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in Oakville.

• Isle of Capri — two facilities with one that would be located in downtown St. Louis, while the other would be constructed near the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.

• Pinnacle Entertainment — two facilities with one that would be located downtown, while the other would be constructed at the former National Lead Site in Lemay.