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Missouri Riverboat Gambling, Proposition A (1992)

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The Missouri Riverboat Gambling Proposition, also known as Proposition A, was a legislatively-referred state statute on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Missouri, where it was approved.


The resulting law from this proposition was struck down by the State Supreme Court under a ruling that games of chance can only become legal through changes to the state's constitution. [1]

In a 1994, two constitutional amendments were proposed, one in an April special election which was defeated, and one in the November general election which was approved. Expansions on the November, 1994 amendment were put before before voters in 1998 and in 2004.

Election results

Proposition A
Approveda Yes 1,397,750 62.5%

Official results via: Official Manual State of Missouri ("Blue Book") (p.546)

Text of measure

The question asked on the ballot was:

Authorizes riverboat gambling excursions on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, regulated by the State Tourism Commission. Excursions may originate where locally approved by the voters. Five hundred dollar maximum loss limit per person per excursion. The proposal is intended to produce increased General Revenue.[2]

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