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Kansas Casinos Rack Up Nearly $38 Million In March Revenue

Written By Nicholaus Garcia | Updated:
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March proved to be a relatively strong month for the gambling industry in Kansas with a slight increase in overall revenue.

According to data from the Kansas Lottery, online sports betting was also a big winner for the month. Thanks to March Madness games the state’s six online sportsbooks took over $206 million in bets from players in the state.

Kansas casino gaming has a strong March

Combined, the state’s four commercial casinos accounted for $37.8 million in revenue, up from the $37.3 million the facilities made in March 2022. Total casino gaming revenue represented a 9.7% increase from February.

In February, Kansas casinos combined for $34 million in revenue, up 12.7% from January. As a result, casino profits in the Sunflower State have increased for three consecutive months. 

The four Kansas casinos are:

  • Boot Hill
  • Kansas Star
  • Hollywood
  • KS Crossing

Kansas City’s Hollywood Casino saw the most significant increase in March of the four. The casino experienced a 5.71% increase in revenue for the month, going from $13.9 million in March of 2022 to $14.7 million for March 2023.

Boot Hill was down 7.02% year-over-year, as was Kansas Crossing, down 0.99% year-over-year. 

The only other casino to experience year-over-year growth was the Kansas Star. The casino in Mulvan went from $14.7 million in 2022 to $14.8 million, representing a 0.45% increase.

Online sports betting proving its worth

Thanks in part to March Madness, Kansas sports betting had itself a record month. 

According to a recent betting report, the state’s six online sportsbooks took in $206 million in wagers. As for the four retail sportsbooks, they combined for $9.3 million in betting handle.

Online Kansas sports betting handle March 2023:

  • DraftKings: $81,848,264
  • FanDuel: $62,487,442
  • Barstool: $11,697,430
  • BetMGM: $24,130,701
  • Caesars: $14,629,755
  • PointsBet: $2,229,869
  • Total: $206,287,094

Overall, Kansas sports betting handle sits at $1.3 billion for the current fiscal year through March 2023. As a result, the state has collected $3.6 million in tax revenue. 

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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