Kansas’ December Casino Revenue Up 19.09% From November

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on January 15, 2024
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Unlike November, when Kansas casino revenue decreased yearly and monthly, December was a successful month for the state’s gaming venues.

According to the latest report by The Kansas Lottery, casinos in the state have generated $37,442,477 in revenue throughout the last month. The figure is a 6.83% annual increase and a 19.09% monthly rise.

Despite a minor monthly drop, sports betting in Kansas increased by more than 48% year-over-year to almost $260 million in December, setting a new monthly high in revenue.

December revenue breakdown for Kansas casinos

As mentioned, Kansas casinos brought in $37.44 million in total revenue during November. The revenue comes from poker, slots and table games.

All casinos except Kansas Crossing Casino showed year-over-year progress in December. While Hollywood Casino reported the biggest annual rise, Kansas Star Casino was the leader in revenue generated.

Here’s a year-over-year comparison for December 2023:

  1. Kansas Star Casino: $14,938,603
    • 6.83% yearly increase from $13.98 million
  2. Hollywood Casino: $14,794,648
    • 8.73% annual rise from $13.61 million
  3. Boot Hill Casino: $4,380,086
    • 7.20% year-over-year improvement from $4.09 million
  4. Kansas Crossing Casino: $3,329,140
    • 1.23% annual drop from last year’s $3.37 million

Looking at the monthly comparison, all casinos reported an increase from November 2023 gaming revenue in Kansas, as follows:

  1. Kansas Star Casino: 24.08% monthly increase
  2. Hollywood Casino: 19.04% monthly progress
  3. Boot Hill Casino: 14.36% monthly rise
  4. Kansas Crossing Casino: 5.95% monthly increase

Kansas December sports betting revenue beats state’s previous record

Throughout December, sports betting handle (total bets) reached $259.68 million, a slight monthly drop of 0.48% but an annual improvement of 48.70%.

Of that total:

  • $249.10 million came through 6 online sportsbooks
  • $10.58 million came from 4 retail locations

In the meantime, sports betting revenue from both retail ($808,961) and online operators ($19.43 million) hit $20.05 million, beating a previous record of $14.37 million set in October.

Thanks to the busy sports calendar in December, last month’s total gaming revenue represents a whopping $124.56% monthly rise and an impressive 94.57% yearly growth.

Boot Hill Casino and DraftKings outperform the competition

The December report released by the Kansas Lottery reveals that DraftKings was the most successful online operator. Here’s how Kansas online operators compared during last month:

  1. DraftKings (partnered with Boot Hill)
    • $103.83 million in total bets, $8.55 million in revenue
  2. FanDuel (teamed up with Kansas Star)
    • $86.52 million in betting handle, $7.22 million in revenue
  3. BetMGM (with Kansas Crossing)
    • $22.62 million in total bets, $2.98 million in revenue
  4. ESPN/ex-Barstool (together with Hollywood Casino)
    • $22.61 million in betting handle, $0 in revenue
  5. Caesars (and Kansas Crossing)
    • $11.11 million in total bets, $499,479 in revenue
  6. PointsBet (and its partner Kansas Crossing)
    • $2.41 million in handle, $0 in revenue
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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