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Kansas Star Casino earned $17.2 million in April, says Lottery

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 6:06 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.

The Kansas Star Casino earned $17.2 million in gambling revenue in April, down from the record $19 million it earned in March, according to figures released by the Kansas Lottery on Wednesday.

The April total is the second-highest monthly total after March since the casino opened in Mulvane in December 2011.

Of the money spent by gamblers at the casino, 24 percent is paid to the state, 2 percent to a fund to help treat problem gambling and other addictions, and 1 percent each to the city of Mulvane and Sumner and Sedgwick counties. The rest goes to the casino’s manager, Boyd Gaming.

April was a strong month at all three state-owned casinos, according to the Lottery. The Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City brought in a better-than-average $3.7 million, and the Hollywood Casino in Wyandotte County made more than $11 million for only the third time since it opened in 2011.

The Kansas Star has earned $258.8 million since opening in its arena facility on a temporary basis in December 2011. It opened its permanent casino in December 2012 and is expected to open its remodeled arena as an events and concert venue this summer.

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