Missouri Gambling Boats, Amendment 9 (1998)
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This amendment proposed to allow gambling boats and floating gambling facilities on or adjacent to the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
A similar amendment to expand the floating gambling faculties on or adjacent to the White River was put on the ballot in 2004, but was defeated.
|Amendment 9 (Gambling Boats)|
Official results via: 1999-2000 Official Manual State of Missouri ("Blue Book") (p.586)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to authorize the general assembly to permit upon the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers only, including artificial spaces containing waters that are within 1,000 feet of the closest edge of the main channel of either of those rivers, lotteries, gift enterprises and games of chance to be conducted on excursion gambling boats and floating facilities and to provide that any license issued before or after the adoption of this amendment for any such boat or facility located in any such artificial space shall be deemed authorized by the general assembly and compliant with this sections?
- The fiscal impact to state and local governments of adopting this constitutional amendment is the continuation of revenues ranging from approximately $95,000,000 to $170,000,000 annually that are currently received from gambling boats and floating facilities that most likely could not continue to be licensed under the present constitution.
- 1998 ballot measures
- Missouri 1998 ballot measures
- List of Missouri ballot measures
- Missouri Riverboat Gambling, Proposition A (1992)
- Missouri Riverboat Gambling, Amendment 3 (April 1994)
- Missouri Riverboat Gambling, Amendment 6 (1994)
- Missouri Floating Gambling Facilities, Amendment 1 (August 2004)
State of Missouri
Jefferson City (capital)
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