February 8, 2023 8:30 PM
A constitutional amendment to allow a gambling boat on the Osage River received mixed public testimony Tuesday.
Framed as a potential alternative to the Lake of the Ozarks casino in development by the Osage Nation, Senate Joint Resolution 14 would change Missouri’s Constitution to permit a casino boat on the Osage River between the Missouri River and Bagnell Dam at Lake Ozark.
Missouri’s Constitution allows for gambling boats to operate only on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. SJR 14 would add the Osage River to that shortlist and direct the Missouri Gaming Commission to issue a single excursion gambling boat license for the Mid-Missouri river.