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Kansas-owned casino revenue rises in February

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 3:03 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 9:44 a.m.

Gambling revenue at all three state-owned casinos in Kansas rose in February, even though it was a short month that included snowstorms, according to figures released Wednesday by the Kansas Lottery.

The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane led the way at just under $17 million for the month, up from $16.4 million in January.

The Boot Hill Casino had $3.24 million in gambling revenue in February, up from $3.1 million the previous month, and the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City had $10.4 million, up from $10.1 million.

The total for the three casinos of $30.6 million in February was up from $29.6 million in January.

One percent of the gaming revenue from the Kansas Star goes to the city of Mulvane, as well as Sedgwick and Sumner counties. Twenty-two percent is paid to the state, and 2 percent goes to a problem gambling and addictions fund.

The Kansas Star has earned $222.6 million in gambling revenue since it opened in mid-December, 2011.

The three casinos may produce even a higher revenue total in March, a month that includes five full weekends, normally the time of heaviest casino visitation.

“You would tend to think it might look pretty good,” said Keith Kocher, gaming facilities director for the Lottery.

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