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Missouri Considers Law To Try To Prevent Welfare Beneficiaries From Spending At Casinos

Measure Reportedly Would Comply With Federal Law

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Missouri is looking to prevent those receiving welfare benefits from spending their money in ways lawmakers and much of society don’t agree with.

According to the Associated Press, the sponsor of the measure said the state’s bill would allow Missouri to comply with federal law.

According to the bill, Missouri would “implement and maintain policies and practices which prevent a temporary assistance for needy families electronic benefit transfer transaction in:” any liquor store, any gambling establishment, or any “retail establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment.”

According to the American Gaming Association, Missouri has 12 commercial casinos.