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In April Missouri’s Casino Revenue Fell 5.5% From March

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on June 6, 2023 - Last Updated on June 7, 2023
Close Up of a Banded Cash Roll For Missouris April Casino Revenue in 2023

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:

  1. Ameristar Casino Resort Spa (St. Charles) generated $5.6 million
  2. River City Casino Hotel (St. Louis) collected $4.6 million
  3. Hollywood Casino and Hotel (St. Louis) accumulated $4.5 million

The same casinos were top performers in terms of adjusted gross revenue:

  1. Ameristar Casino in St. Charles generated $26.6 million 
  2. River City Casino in St. Louis followed with $22.1 million 
  3. 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.

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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 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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