Lake of the Ozarks casino project gains another endorsement

December 19, 2023
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The county commission voted unanimously to approve the resolution.

The Osage River Gaming and Convention (ORGC), along with Bally’s, have received another endorsement for a new casino in the Lake of the Ozarks area, according to a KMRS local news report.

The Miller County Commission approved its resolution of support by unanimous vote after former longtime Presiding Commissioner Tom Wright offered his comments during a short public statement period.

ORGC recently revealed the location of its latest riverboat casino project, which will be at Eagles’ Landing along Missouri’s Osage River, pending approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission.

Once the casino project is approved, it will be built near the Osage River Bridge in one area of the quarry.

Osage River Gaming and Convention is presently advocating for a proposed state constitutional change that will give voters a chance to say yes on the ballot to a casino along the river. The group is currently collecting signatures to have the proposed notion added to next fall’s ballot.

Supporters would need to choose one of the circulating petitions and collect at least 170,000 signatures. Once those are collected, the motion to include amending the Constitution would be on the November 2024 ballot.

If more than half of voters pull the lever for a “yes,” the amendment could become part of Missouri law.

In other Bally’s news, the company plans to open a permanent Chicago casino by 2026. The new venue will be home to 4,000 gaming positions, as well as to an exhibition hall, 500-room hotel, a 3,000-seat theater and 10 restaurants.

Bally’s currently operates 15 casinos in 10 US states.


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