The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway reported an increase in revenues during the month of July, according to the Kansas Lottery Commission.
Keith Kocher, the lottery’s director of program assurance and integrity, today reported $10.96 million in revenues during July for the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan. The figure was up about $200,000 from June, he said.
Total revenues for the state’s three casinos were reported up from June. Boot Hill casino in Dodge City, Kan., was down slightly from June, with $3.56 million in revenue, and the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., was up from June, with $16.32 million in revenue.
In a written report to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, Bob Sheldon, general manager of Hollywood Casino, stated that there were more visitors in July of this year than July of last year, and more revenue as well.
He said the gaming revenue in July was up 11 percent over July 2012.
Slots revenue increased 14 percent over July of the previous year, and table games revenue was 6 percent less than the prior year.
Weekly gaming promotions in July, including the casino’s first invitational slots tournament on July 28, drew in customers, according to Sheldon. In addition, special promotions were announced at the casino restaurants.
At the Lottery Commission meeting, Kocher reported that the timing of the wheat harvest was having an effect on casino revenues in Dodge City, Kan. There isn’t as much attendance during the wheat harvest, according to Kocher, and the time of the harvest changed from June last year to July this year.
Three percent of the casino gaming revenue from the Hollywood Casino goes to the Unified Government for local taxes; and 22 percent goes to the state of Kansas for state taxes. Hollywood Casino has paid a total of $41,927,260 to the state of Kansas since its opening, and $5,717,354 to the Unified Government in gaming taxes, according to state lottery information.