Revenues up at Hollywood Casino

September casino gaming revenues were up at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas, according to a report today at the Kansas Lottery Commission.

September Hollywood Casino gaming revenues were a little over $12 million, according to Keith Kocher, the lottery’s director of program assurance and integrity.

He said it was the highest September casino gaming revenues on record for the state’s casinos. Boot Hill casino in Dodge City, Kan., reported almost $3.4 million for the month of September; Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., reported $14.8 million; and the new Kansas Crossing Casino near Pittsburg, Kan., reported $2.22 million.

Because of the addition of the Kansas Crossing Casino within the past year, the year’s casino gaming revenues are up, according to lottery officials.

August’s casino gaming revenues for the Hollywood Casino were $11.9 million, according to lottery figures. Three of the four casino’s figures were up from August to September. The Kansas Crossing Casino reported $2.4 million in August.

A Kansas Lottery Commission board member said the number of weekends in September – five Fridays and Saturdays – probably was the best explanation for the good revenue report.

In other reports, lottery officials reported good results for lottery ticket sales so far, with a 9 percent increase over the prior year. There is a change coming for Mega Millions in late October, raising the ticket price to $2 and increasing prizes. The Lotto America game will launch on Nov. 12 in Kansas, and it will be a $1 game, according to officials.

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