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Laurie to Legalize Video Gambling Reversing Previous Ban

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****UPDATE****

Responding to a previous story on KRMS Radio and TV, the Missouri Gaming Commission disputes previous information claiming that video gaming is legal.

The question came up after the City of Laurie announced that the board was scheduled to be back in session tonight to consider an ordinance to allow for the games to be put back in local businesses just a couple months after passing a previous ordinance to ban the machines.

The Missouri Gaming Commission tells KRMS News that the information is wrong and the games are not legal.

The board of aldermen is scheduled to be back in session tonight with new business highlighting the agenda. There will also be discussion on a park bench grant and, possibly, a closed session.

The meeting, tonight in city hall, begins at 6:00.

 

***PREVIOUS STORY***

The City of Laurie is about to do a 180 after just recently banning video gambling at area businesses a couple months ago.

The board of aldermen is scheduled to be back in session this next Tuesday night with new business highlighting the agenda including an ordinance allowing for the games, again, to be placed in local businesses.

Police Chief Mike Neinhuis explains, per attorneys and the Missouri Gaming Commission, that the games are legal because they are not considered games of chance based on being pre-programmed to pay out on every certain number of plays.

The Laurie board will also consider bid discussions and a park bench grant and also, possibly, convene into a closed session.

The meeting, Tuesday night in city hall, begins at 6:00.

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Reporter Mike Anthony