Gambling revenue at Kansas Star Casino up in October

The main entrance of the Kansas Star Casino.
The main entrance of the Kansas Star Casino. File photo

October gambling revenue at the Kansas Star Casino was higher than the previous month, according figures released Wednesday by the Kansas Lottery.

The casino in Mulvane earned $14.335 million in October, up from $13.9 million in September.

But both those numbers are lower than they were for the same two months in 2013, according to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. The casino earned $14.4 million in October, 2013, and $14.45 in September, 2013.

Gaming revenue is the total cash revenue remaining from the play of slot machines and table games after prizes have been paid. The Kansas Star shares 22 percent of its gaming revenue with the state and 1 percent each with the City of Mulvane, and Sumner and Sedgwick counties.

The casino is scheduled to complete a $20 million Phase II expansion project in mid-December, including an 11,000-square-foot meeting center, an expansion of its 300-room hotel, and new equestrian support facilities.

Reach Fred Mann at 316-268-6310 or fmann@wichitaeagle.com.