Missouri Casinos Start New Fiscal Year With Strong July Showing

Missouri Casinos Start New Fiscal Year With Strong July Showing
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The month of July was kind to Missouri casinos, with an 8.7% jump, month-over-month, in gross revenue compared to June. Nearly $32 million was headed towards the state’s education fund.

In total, the 13 commercial casinos in the Show Me State raked in $168,470,950 in gross revenue during July, the first month of the 2023-24 fiscal year. In June the combined revenue was $155,025,122, to cap a record fiscal year in Missouri with more than $1.92 billion from the previous 12 months.

July represented the first month-over-month climb in revenue for casinos in the state since March, when the same facilities saw a 12.7% jump.

Overall, Missouri casinos chipped in $31,841,010 to the state’s Gaming Proceeds to Education fund, also up 8.7% from June’s total of $29,296,508.

Casinos in Missouri have raked in $2,089,115,617 in revenue and have given back $394,839,612 to the state’s education fund over the past 13 months combined. There are no Missouri online casinos.

Here’s what else you need to know about Missouri’s casino report for the month of July:

Ameristar Big Revenue Winner Statewide In July

The Show Me State’s No. 1 casino operator for revenue in July was Ameristar, with the company’s St. Louis and Kansas City operations taking in $43.31 million in total aggregate revenue combined, according to figures from the Missouri Gaming Commission. The St. Louis location (actually in St. Charles) topped the state at $25.67 million. The Kansas City location led that city’s four casinos with $17.64 million in revenue.

Hollywood Casino and River City Casino of St. Louis were the next largest on a total revenue basis, at $22.260 million and $22.235 million, while Harrah’s Kansas City ($15.376 million), Argosy Kansas City ($14.982 million), Horseshoe Casino of St. Louis ($14.035 million) and Bally’s Kansas City ($10.805 million) were the largest single-casino operators in July.

The out-state market operators (the classification for facilities outside of the Kansas City and St. Louis areas) saw Isle Casino of Boonville lead the way in total revenue, at $8.2 million, followed by Century Cape Casino ($6.284 million), St. Jo Casino ($3.911 million), Century Casino of Caruthersville ($3.895 million) and Mark Twain Casino ($3.178 million).

All told, Missouri’s casinos took in $144.688 million in slots aggregate revenue and $23.603 million in table AGR, capping a strong month of July for the gaming facilities in the Show Me State.

Turn to BetMissouri for the latest developments for casinos as well as the continued efforts to make Missouri sports betting legal and regulated.



Christopher Boan is a lead writer for BetMissouri.com, specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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