Cape Girardeau casino project in southeast Missouri budgeted at $125 million

Isle of Capri Casinos’ Cape Girardeau casino project has been selected by the Missouri Gaming Commission to receive the state’s 13th and final gaming license.

Plans for the southeast Missouri resort include 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, three restaurants, a lounge and terrace overlooking the Mississippi River and a 750-seat event center.

The construction cost is estimated at $125 million.

“Our goal is to build a showpiece for southeast Missouri, enhance the historic downtown area, and bring hundreds of quality jobs to the community,” said Paul Keller, Isle's chief development officer. “We look forward to working closely with City and State officials as we prepare to begin construction in early summer.”