Casino revenues rebound in May

Statewide casino revenues were up about 9 percent in May 2019 when compared to May 2018, said Keith Kocher, director of program assurance and integrity for the Kansas Lottery.

Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, produced $13.5 million in gaming revenues during May 2019 as compared to $12.59 million in gaming revenues during May 2018, according to lottery figures. Kocher made his remarks during the Kansas Lottery Commission meeting on Wednesday.

The Unified Government receives 3 percent of the Hollywood Casino gaming revenues, while the state of Kansas receives 22 percent.

Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, reported gaming revenues during May 2019 as $16.3 million compared to $14.7 million in May 2018.

Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City, Kansas, reported gaming revenues of $3.6 million in May 2019 as compared to $3.45 million in May 2018.

Kansas Crossing Casino near Pittsburg, Kansas, reported gaming revenues of just short of $3.3 million in May 2019, compared to $2.83 million in May 2018, according to the lottery figures.

Stephen Durrell, acting executive director of the Kansas Lottery, reported that lottery ticket sales were up 9 percent in fiscal year 2019 so far, compared to fiscal year 2018.

He said the lottery now is preparing to put lottery ticket vending machines in five northeast Kansas test locations next week, to prepare for a lottery ticket vending machine expansion.

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