JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Veterans and active military will be treated to free meals, discounts and other promotions at multiple Missouri casinos this Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11. Casinos honoring their military guests this Veterans Day include Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Boonville, St. Jo Frontier Casino, Lumière Place Casino and Hotel, Mark Twain Casino, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, River City Casino & Hotel and Bally’s Kansas City. Other Missouri casinos also will honor their military guests and employees this Veterans Day with various giveaways or promotions. Check with each casino for details. Guests will need to present a military ID or VA card.
Veterans Day giveaways, donations and promotions are just one of the many ways that Missouri casinos honor and support veterans throughout the state. Last year, Missouri casinos sent $11.7 million in tax revenue to the state’s Veterans Commission Trust Fund, which funds healthcare at its seven veterans homes, and assists veterans and their dependents through its programs. Missouri casinos have donated more than $354.5 million to the veterans fund since gaming began in Missouri. Missouri casinos also support veterans in their local communities by funding and volunteering at local organizations.
VETERANS DAY CASINO ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Boonville
Active and veteran military members will receive a $20 food credit to The Brew Brothers on Thursday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Jo Frontier Casino
Active and veteran military members will receive a free entree from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Veterans Day.
Lumière Place Casino and Hotel
Active and veteran military members will receive 20% off orders at The Riverfront Grill and The Slice Pizzeria on Veterans Day.
Mark Twain Casino
Active and veteran military members will receive a free entree at the Winner’s Grill from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Veterans Day.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles
Active duty and veteran military members will receive a 10% discount at the Collections Lifestyle Boutique.
Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City
On Thursday, November 11, team members from Ameristar Kansas City will serve a Thanksgiving-themed meal at Veterans Community Project. Ameristar also is giving away 300 tickets to veterans for the casino’s upcoming Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee Concert.
Bally’s Kansas City
Bally’s Kansas City employees will raise money for the Honor Flight Network of Kansas City by participating in paid jeans days this week. The Honor Flight Network is a national network of independent Hubs working together to honor our nation’s veterans with an all-expenses-paid trip to the memorials in Washington, D.C.
River City & Hotel, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa and Hollywood Casino St. Louis
River City & Hotel, Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa and Hollywood Casino St. Louis honor veterans throughout the year with the myheroes program. Active and veteran military members who join the myheroes program receive dining and shopping discounts, up to a 30% discount at the hotel and more.
In addition to supporting veterans, Missouri casinos employ more than 7,700 people, pay wages totaling more than $262 million, generate $256 million a year for education and provide $56 million a year in taxes to their host communities. Casino tax revenue is one of Missouri’s top tax sources, with Missouri’s 13 casinos. contributing more to the state in gaming tax revenue alone than all Missouri businesses combined pay in corporate income tax. Casinos also generate many millions more in annual corporate income, property and sales taxes.
ABOUT MISSOURI GAMING ASSOCIATION (MGA)The Missouri Gaming Association (MGA) is the statewide trade association of the Missouri casino-entertainment industry. Founded in 1993, the Missouri Gaming Association works to promote responsible gaming and increase awareness of the economic benefits of casinos in Missouri. The MGA and its casino company members sponsor year-round responsible gaming programs including the 1-888-BETSOFF crisis line and referral service, Project 21 scholarship competition, and Responsible Gaming Awareness Week. For more information, visit www.missouricasinos.org.
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