MARK ANDREWS' PRESS RELEASE
HIS LETTER TO THE MISSOURI GAMING COMMISSION
ON THE RESOUNDING DEFEAT OF AMENDMENT 1
THE PROPOSED NEW ROCKAWAY BEACH / BRANSON CASINO


CasiNO Watch, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH", say MISSOURI VOTERS REGARDING MORE CASINOS

CHESTERFIELD, MO, August 4, 2004 – In a letter sent to the Missouri Gaming Commission today, Casino Watch Chairman, Mark Andrews, points to yesterday's vote of the people in Missouri as a referendum against more casinos in the Show Me State.

Particularly in St. Louis County and Jefferson County where the NO votes were the highest in the entire State, Andrews emphasized that "Casino expansion here is not wanted and should not be promoted by the Gaming Commission."

Currently there are five proposals being considered by the Gaming Commission for new casinos in St. Louis County and Jefferson County. The Gaming Commission has labeled these areas as "underserved" by the casino industry. Casino Watch makes the point that the voters have finally had a chance to sound off on "casino expansion" and the results are clear: No more casinos, please! Especially not in St. Louis County or Jefferson County.

The Missouri Gaming Commission has said in the past that they never want to license a casino operation in an area where the people do not want it. With 60% of St. Louis County voters and 58% of Jefferson County voters saying "NO" yesterday, Casino Watch asks the Commission for a moratorium on any new casino expansion here.

P.O. Box 169 Chesterfield, MO 63006


MARK ANDREW'S LETTER
TO THE MISSOURI GAMING COMMISSION
ON THE RESOUNDING DEFEAT OF AMENDMENT 1
THE PROPOSED NEW ROCKAWAY BEACH / BRANSON CASINO


Casino Watch, Inc.
August 4, 2004

Missouri Gaming Commission
3417 Knipp Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Via fax 573-526-1999

Dear Commissioners:

Yesterday's vote of the people in Missouri sends a strong message regarding the expansion of more gambling in our State. Almost every county said NO by its majority vote.

In particular, St. Louis County and Jefferson County said NO with very strong numbers, 60% and 58% respectively. And these are the areas where you have recommended that casino expansion take place, and where five proposals are currently under consideration.

It is significant that these numbers come from voters who were voting after being influenced by a heavily financed pro casino campaign. Perhaps the "NO" numbers would even have been higher if this campaign with its 10 million dollars of TV and radio messages, had not been present.

We know that it is your intention to "never put a casino where it is not wanted." With this in mind and with St. Louis County and Jefferson County standing out among all other counties in Missouri who say NO to more casinos, we hope you will take this strong message into consideration as you ponder new licensing. In addition, we would respectfully ask that at your earliest convenience you go back to the General Assembly for licensing guidance in light of this new information. We think Missouris legislators might very well be ready to recommend a moratorium on any new casino expansion.

Thank you for your service to the people of Missouri.

Very truly yours,

Mark Andrews, Chairman
CasiNO Watch, Inc.