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Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

  • Number of Casinos 13

  • Economic Impact $3.45 Billion

  • Jobs Supported 19,987

  • Tax Impact $997.8 Million

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $1.26 Billion (2020)

Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Missouri Gaming Commission

3417 Knipp Drive
P.O. Box 1847
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-526-4080
Website

The Missouri Gaming Commission is in charge of regulating riverboat gambling throughout the state. The commission’s role is to effectively regulate licensed gaming operations, and ensure that games are conducted fairly, and with full disclosure.

The commission comprises five members, who are appointed by the governor, with the Senate’s consent. To be eligible to serve as a commissioner, individuals must be Missouri residents, and free of any felony convictions. At a minimum, the commission is required to meet on a quarterly basis.

AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
Riverboat Casino Operator License
Suppliers License

For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.

TAX RATE
21 percent tax on gross gaming revenues and an additional $2 admission fee per excursion on the riverboat. This tax is split between the home dock community and the state.

TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
Taxed as normal revenue.

WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
4% of prize on electronic gaming device jackpots or table game jackpots of $1,200 or more.

TAX ALLOCATION
Taxes are distributed to aid education, local public safety programs, compulsive gambling treatment, veterans’ programs and early childhood programs.

STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
One cent from each $2 patron admission fee.

SELF-EXCLUSION
Yes. Players may ask for removal after five years.

COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
None

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
The Missouri Gaming Commission requires operators to conduct advertising and public relations activities in accordance with decency, dignity, good taste, and honest and fair representation.

ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
No

AGE RESTRICTIONS
21+ years of age to gamble
People under 21 are not allowed on the gambling area of an excursion boat

TESTING REQUIREMENTS
MGC may use independent testing laboratory to test electronic gaming device.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
Federal compliance requirements.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Must obtain authorization from MGC before shipping into/out of/within the state.

RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
None

CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
To qualify for credit, a person must qualify for at least $10,000.

LEGAL SINGLE GAME SPORTS BETTING
Not allowed