State of Play 2023
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 $1.91 Billion (2022)
Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.
All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2022.
Missouri Gaming Commission
3417 Knipp Drive
P.O. Box 1847
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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
For more information on available gaming licenses, see Regulatory Fact Sheet.
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.
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.
Yes. Players may ask for removal after five years.
COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
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
21+ years of age to gamble
People under 21 are not allowed on the gambling area of an excursion boat
MGC may use independent testing laboratory to test electronic gaming device.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
Federal compliance requirements.
Must obtain authorization from MGC before shipping into/out of/within the state.
RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
To qualify for credit, a person must qualify for at least $10,000.
No. Smoking ban restrictions are not outlined in state statutes or gaming regulations.
CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
No.Missouri law and regulations do not prohibit specific payment types. Additionally, Missouri does not currently accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.
LEGAL SINGLE GAME SPORTS BETTING
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