JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Veterans and active military will be treated to free meals at multiple Missouri casinos this Veterans Day on Monday, November 11. Casinos honoring the military this Veterans Day, include Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels in Downtown St. Louis, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville, River City Casino & Hotel in Lemay, Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, St. Jo Frontier Casino, Harrah’s North Kansas City, Ameristar Casino St. Charles and Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa in Riverside. Check with each casino for details. Guests will need to present a military ID or VA card.
The complimentary meal is just one of the many ways that Missouri casinos honor and support veterans throughout the state. Last year, Missouri casinos sent nearly $22 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 $325 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.
VETERAN’S DAY CASINO ACTIVITIES
Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels – Downtown St. Louis
Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel will offer a free buffet to qualifying veterans on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Hollywood Casino St. Louis
Hollywood Casino St. Louis is honoring veterans and active military guests with a free lunch or dinner buffet.
Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City
Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City will offer a free meal in their restaurant and a recognition pin for any veterans that visit on Veterans Day. They also will set up a “White Table” or “Missing Man Table” at the entrance as a touching symbolic display.
Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City has donated tens of thousands of dollars to reStart, which helps hundreds of underserved veterans find permanent housing and other resources each year.
Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City
Veterans will receive a free buffet at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City. Team members will be honored with a photo display and, along with a guest, will receive a free lunch buffet.
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville will offer a free lunch or dinner meal in the Farmer’s Pick Buffet to veterans and active military. Employees who are veterans or active military will be honored with signage and a personalized card sent to their homes.
One of the many organizations that Isle of Capri supports is Central Missouri Honor Flight, which helps transport veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service.
River City Casino & Hotel – Lemay
Veterans and active military guests will receive a free buffet lunch or dinner. Veteran and military team members will be honored on a photo wall and receive a free buffet for two, good for one year.
St. Jo Frontier Casino
St. Jo Frontier Casino will give free meals to veterans age 21 and over in their Winner’s Grill from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville
Veterans and veteran team members will receive a free meal in the O&H Express at Lady Luck Casino on Sunday, November 10th as the casino is not open on November 11th.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau will give a free veterans cap to veterans and active service members. Employees who are veterans or active military will be recognized with a special pin, signage and an honorary lunch with the general manager.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau is the local chapter of the Missouri Veterans History Project (MVHP), a nonprofit organized to interview and record the stories of our veterans. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau has interviewed and recorded the stories of over 20 veterans. Materials about MVHP and appointment sign-ups will be available in the casino lobby.
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa – Riverside
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa will offer a free lunch to veterans and active military at their Terrace Buffet.
Ameristar St. Charles
Ameristar St. Charles will offer a free buffet meal to veterans and active military.
Over the past few years, Ameristar St. Charles employees donated more than $24,000 to Missouri Veterans Endeavor and annually serve hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners to veterans and their families. The organization honored Ameristar St. Charles employees as their “2018 Partner of the Year.”
Harrah’s North Kansas City
All veteran and active military will receive a 50% discount at the Fresh Market Buffet and team members may wear shirts signifying their military branch.
In addition to supporting veterans, Missouri casinos employ more than 8,800 people, pay wages totaling nearly $315 million, generate nearly $330 million a year for education, and provide more than $70 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
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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