Gaming regulators in Missouri ordered the former Harrah’s casino in Maryland Heights to temporarily close its doors today due to a glitch in its computer systems.
St. Louis police change procedure in light of uptick in violent crime
Responding to a recent spate of violent crime in some parts of the city that have been thought of as safe, St. Louis police are changing some of their officers' procedures and duties.
Twenty-three-year-old Megan Boken was fatally shot on Saturday in the Central West End, and several women were robbed at gunpoint near Busch Stadium this week.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it will sell its Harrah's hotel-casino outside St. Louis to rival Penn National Gaming for $610 million.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Caesars and Penn National gave different reasons for the all-cash transaction that could close later this year.
Caesars Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman says the company is looking at other growth markets. Caesars is opening the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland next week and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati next year.
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