Missouri regulators field complaints, inquiries about spread of slot machines

Missouri regulators field complaints, inquiries about spread of slot machines

Article brief provided by St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 19, 2022 7:12 PM
  • Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Missouri gaming regulators have recorded nearly 100 reports of illegal slot machines this year as the unregulated industry continues to flood the state with gambling devices.

    But, not all of the people who call the Missouri Gaming Commission or fill out one of its complaint forms are upset about the spread of the unregulated and untaxed machines.

    Of the 93 reports collected since Jan. 1, at least 10 of them were inquiries from business owners looking to get a line on the questionably legal, but potentially lucrative action.

    In one notation provided by the commission, one person was hoping to strike it rich.