Missouri casinos could begin offering lines of credit to high rollers under legislation given final approval Tuesday by state lawmakers.
Missouri welfare recipients would be barred from spending their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
The organization Stop Predatory Gambling opposes the loan idea.
Major issues include oil drilling, casinos and same-sex marriage.
Bill would make it a crime to spend welfare benefits at casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs.
Gov. Quinn says he’s OK with an expansion of gambling under the right circumstances.
The plan would have allowing the building of five more casinos in Illinois.
Quinn said he’s going through the bill line by line and will make a decision by Tuesday.
Casino owners pushing back efforts to ban smoking
Hatches will take over for James Mathewson, who stepped down as chairman at the end of May.