Bill Could Allow Missouri Gamblers To Get Loans From Casinos

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Gamblers in Missouri may soon be able to get loans from the casino while they play.

A bill to allow casinos to make loans on the gambling floor is moving through the Missouri House of Representatives and could soon become law.

Supporters say of the 14 states with casinos, ten allow casinos to make loans.

Missouri does not. Critics say it would be another expansion for gambling in the Show-Me State:  first casinos were required to be on real riverboats.

That was dropped. Then loss limits for gamblers were eliminated and now proposed casino loans.

Since there are no loan limits of income minimums in the law, the casinos would largely police themselves on the loans.