May’s gaming revenues at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway are up again, according to Kansas Lottery officials.
The May gaming revenue total at the casino in Kansas City, Kan., $11.35 million, was an increase of $325,407 over April’s total.
Keith Kocher, director of gaming facilities for the Kansas Lottery, reported that gaming revenues were up, in a year-to-year comparison, at all three Kansas state-owned casinos.
Bob Sheldon, vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, in a written report to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, stated that gaming revenues were 17 percent greater in May 2013 than May 2012. Slots revenue increased $1.7 million, about 21 percent, over the prior year, he reported. Table games revenue was little changed from the prior year.
Sheldon also reported that several promotions were in place during May. There also was a NASCAR watch party for the Talladega 500, and two Royals watch parties in May with appearances from Royals alumni.
Sheldon noted that business during Memorial Day weekend was relatively flat compared with typical weekends.
The month of May had five Fridays and four Saturdays.
Lottery officials also reported today that the transfer to the state at the end of the fiscal year is expected to be about $1 million more than the $72.5 million that was budgeted.
The Unified Government should receive $3.42 million so far in fiscal year 2013 from Hollywood Casino as its 3 percent share of the casino gaming tax revenue, according to lottery documents. Since the casino has opened, the Unified Government has received about $5.06 million from the Hollywood Casino in casino gaming tax revenue, lottery documents indicated.
The Kansas Lottery also has a new deputy director, Sherriene Jones-Sontag, starting July 8. She has been Gov. Sam Brownback’s communications director. The governor named a new communications director today, Eileen Hawley, formerly with the NASA communications department and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.