Missouri: Competition heating up in quest for Lake of the Ozarks casino

Missouri: Competition heating up in quest for Lake of the Ozarks casino

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  • Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 19, 2024 3:37 PM
  • Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A push to build a casino near the Lake of the Ozarks has run into opposition from a group linked to the Osage Nation tribe.

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Last week, a political action committee was formed to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment to allow a 14th casino license to be issued for a project on the massive lake.

A day later, on March 14, the PAC received a $75,000 contribution from Strategic Capital Consulting, a lobbying firm representing the Oklahoma-based tribe that also wants to build a casino on the lake.

For now, the group that is pushing for the constitutional change says the signature-gathering effort has not been affected by the opposition voiced by their potential tribal competitor.