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Missouri Floating Gambling Facilities, Amendment 1 (August 2004)

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The Missouri Floating Gambling Facilities Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the August 3, 2004 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized floating gambling facilities on or adjacent to the White River.[1][2].

Election results

Missouri Amendment 1 (August 2004)
Defeatedd No834,94355.87%
Yes 659,433 44.13%

Election results via: Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to authorize floating gambling facilities on or adjacent to the White River in Rockaway Beach, Missouri, to be licensed and regulated consistent with all other floating facilities in the State of Missouri, with fifty percent of the state revenues generated in the current year to be used for uniform salary supplement grants to all high quality teachers employed in priority schools, and the remaining state revenues generated in the current year to be distributed to all priority school districts on a per pupil basis for capital improvements to education facilities?

This constitutional amendment will generate annual direct gaming revenue ranging from $39.9 to $49.0 million for the state and $10.2 to $12.4 million for the local government, subject to local voter approval and licensing by the State Gaming Commission. The amount of indirect revenue or expense, if any, is unknown. [3]

Campaign contributions


Supporters of the amendment, Missourians for Economic Opportunity Inc., spent $12,435,086 in financing the campaign for the measure.


Opponents such as the group Show Me You Care, spent $1,788,881 financing the campaign against it.

Total funds towards the measure by both groups totaled $14,223,967.[4]

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