Isle of Capri says its new casino in Cape Girardeau drew more than 3,600 customers in its first six hours of operation. The $135 million casino opened yesterday morning after the Missouri Gaming Commission awarded the gambling hall the state’s 13th, and final, gaming license.
Isle got more than 9,000 job applications and hired about 725 people to operate the casino and its five restaurants. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau is next to the Mississippi River a few blocks north of the downtown area.
Cape Girardeau is about 120 miles south of St. Louis.