The mayor also said the Missouri casino will be integrated into a strategic concept in which it will anchor one end of downtown while the Old Town Cape district anchors the other. The casino will give existing businesses an opportunity to access new customers, he added.
The Isle’s gaming and entertainment complex is expected to have 28 table games, 1,000 slot machines, a 750-seat event center, three restaurants, as well as a lounge and terrace overlooking the Mississippi River. According to Virginia McDowell, president and chief executive officer at Isle of Capri, the casino will create approximately 450 jobs.
Many of the local business owners in downtown Cape Girardeau, are excited about the new customers the casino will bring.