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On Hold (Continued from page 58) apparent, however, that we need to take another step to complete the process. I believe it will be neces- sary to seek a constitutional amend- ment that addresses the Court's concerns. I will be working with
Speaker Griffin and Sen.
Mathewson and other legislative leaders to put a constitutional amendment before Missouri voters."
A simple majority of voters in a statewide election is required to amend the Missouri Constitution, and the earliest that such an elec- tion can be held is April 5.
Despite the obvious glitch, it's reported that the Missouri Gaming
Commission is continuing its efforts to move forward with the licensing process. Those most affected by the turn of events—the owners and op- erators which have already spent millions in building boats, refur- bishing waterfronts, etc.—re- sponded to the news in a mixed, but mostly upbeat fashion.
Station Casinos Inc. announced its plans to participate in the state- wide effort to address the constitu- tional issue, and that it will proceed with preparation for operations at its site in St. Charles, and will begin gaming operations as soon as an appropriate constitutional amend- ment is adopted.
Argosy, which currently has an application under review for the City of Riverside, stated that the original
Alton Belle Casino I, which would be used on a temporary basis, is currently located in Kansas City and is available for cruising upon receipt of all necessary permits, ap- provals and licensing. It is also evaluating providing table poker, video poker machines and twenty- one upon receipt of all regulatory approvals for its Riverside site until the final outcome of the Missouri gaming legislation is given. Finally, the company has delayed any barge construction for its St. Louis site until the outcome of the pending lawsuit is known. President
Riverboat Casinos issued a state- ment saying while the court's deci- sion raises questions, it intends to move forward together with the
Missouri Gaming Commission in its licensing process. The company also said that it intends to open the facil- ity with as many games as are per- missible under the existing laws.
Bohnet & Assoc. Offers
Rescue Boat System
Bohnet & Associates announced the first rescue boat system under the new requirements of U.S. Coast
Guard New Orleans for large pas- senger vessels in protected and semi- protected waters. Bohnet's model
MQDB rescue boat system passed testing for main deck and upper deck launch conditions in the Mis- sissippi River on February 9, on board the Trinity-builtQween of New
Orleans. The systems were devel- oped by Bohnet & Assoc. in a joint venture with Mar-Quipt, Inc., Cus- tom Boat and Tim's Marine. For more information on the MQDB system from Bohnet & Assoc,
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Infanti Chair Awarded Three
U.S. Patents For Gaming
Infanti Chair Manufacturing
Corp. of Staten Island, N.Y. was recently awarded three separate patents for a detachable game stool assembly for use in conjunction with slot machines.
The manufacturer claims that the assembly allows the casino owner/ operator easier access to the ma- chine when collecting money, and the uniquely designed unit offers the maximum in player comfort.
Infanti specializes in the manu- facture of stackable chairs and com- mercial furniture. Well-known among land-based clients in the hotel, restaurant and catering busi- ness, Infanti is actively involved in the riverboat casino market.
For more information on Infanti,
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