Casinos see slight decrease from August to September in gaming revenues

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway reported a slight decrease in September gaming revenues, as compared to August revenues.

According to figures released at today’s Kansas Lottery Commission meeting, September’s total was $11,243,474, as compared to August’s $11,642,755.

Revenues also were down at Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City, Kan., which reported $2.86 million in September as compared to $3,457,087 in August, according to Kansas Lottery figures. The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., reported $14.37 million in September gaming revenues, down from $14.76 million in August.

The total for the three casinos was $1.38 million less in September than August.

However, looking at the revenues in a comparison of this September to last September, revenues were up.

Keith Kocher, director of program assurance and integrity for the Kansas Lottery, said casino revenues often decrease in September. He added there was an upward trend for the year, ahead by 2.79 percent from last year’s figures.

Kocher said a fourth planned state casino in southeast Kansas is currently in court.

In a written report to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, Rick Skinner, general manager of Hollywood Casino, stated that the gaming revenue for September 2015 was a 4.5 percent increase over the revenue for September 2014.

Special events in September included slots tournaments and a Chiefs watch party on Sept. 28, Skinner stated.

During the Kansas Speedway events Friday at the Hollywood Casino 400, the casino will be giving away a truck that was purchased from Clint Bowyer’s car dealership in Emporia, Kan.

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