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Gaming dollars coming in lower than expected

Missouri’s K-12  schools could face even tougher funding hurdles this year thanks to the slumping gaming industry.

A document provided to the Associated Press today shows Missouri’s 12 casinos were projected to generate about $372 million. That was based on the assumption that removing loss limits would generate more revenue.

But Gaming Commission director Roger Stottlemyre says numbersare coming in about $24 million below expectations. He blames the continued poor economy.

A spokesman for Governor Jay Nixon says the governor will be looking for ways to fill that gap. Last year, the governor sliced state funding for transportation programs.

Rachel is the justice correspondent at St. Louis Public Radio.