The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission reports that the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, which opened the day after Christmas, netted $21.6 million in gambling revenue through January. The Kansas Star, located at Exit 33 on the Kansas Turnpike, USA netted $15.6 million in revenue in its first full month of operation.
The casino’s manager kept $15.7 million, or 73 percent.
Of that money, $4.7 million went to the state, as mandated by the state’s expanding gaming law.
The state’s problem gambling and addictions fund administered by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation services, received $431,248.
The $21.5 million total includes several “soft openings” and a demonstration for state regulators before the casino opened.
Of the Kansas Star casino’s gambling revenue, $19.3 million came from slot machines, and $2.2 million from. The casino has 1,411 slots machines and 32 gaming tables.
It expects to open a five-table poker room as soon as it receives final approval from the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission and will expand to 2,000 slot machines, 45 tables and a 12-table poker room when its permanent casino opens in January 2013.