Missouri casinos saw a monthly decrease in April revenue compared to the previous month. The total adjusted gross revenue (AGR) in April was nearly $167.1 million, a 5.5% monthly decrease from $176.8 million recorded in March.
According to the latest report from the Missouri Gaming Commission, the state’s 13 casinos generated nearly $35 million in tax revenue in April. The figure represents the third highest amount in the last 12 months.
Casinos in St. Louis lead the way in gross and tax revenue in April
The top three Missouri casinos that generated the highest amount of tax dollars for the state were all in the St. Louis area. These are as follows:
- Ameristar Casino Resort Spa (St. Charles) generated $5.6 million
- River City Casino Hotel (St. Louis) collected $4.6 million
- Hollywood Casino and Hotel (St. Louis) accumulated $4.5 million
The same casinos were top performers in terms of adjusted gross revenue:
- Ameristar Casino in St. Charles generated $26.6 million
- River City Casino in St. Louis followed with $22.1 million
- Hollywood Casino in St. Louis came in third with $21.2 million
Overall, Missouri casinos had nearly 2.5 million people visitors in April. But, compared to March, there were 203,248 fewer patrons in April.
Online casinos in Missouri are still illegal
All 13 of Missouri’s legal casinos are on riverboats. Meanwhile, online casinos in Missouri are still illegal.
Political debates in the Missouri Senate ruined the sports betting initiative that had passed in the state House of Representatives. Sports betting legislation failed to pass for the sixth consecutive year in Missouri.
Missouri lawmakers also discussed the passage of sports betting. They also debated whether the video lottery terminal (VLT) package should be included in sports betting.
The state legislature adjourned on May 12. Neither sports betting nor the wider legalization of slots was approved. Missouri sports betting will likely have to wait for brighter days which could take at least a year.