Strong End To Calendar Year For Missouri Casino Revenue

Strong End To Calendar Year For Missouri Casino Revenue
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The Show Me State’s 13 casinos had a nice end of the year in 2023, according to official December casino numbers that have been released by the Missouri Gaming Commission.

The total adjusted gaming revenue (AGR) for December was a combined $169,052,926 at the 13 commercial casinos in the state. That was a solid 14.5% increase from November's $147,612,440. It was the state's highest figure since March, when revenue was $176.8 million, which turned out to be the high mark for 2023.

Of the total $169 million and change in AGR, nearly $145 million came from slot machines. Just over $24 million came from table games. The slot hold was 9.3% and the table games hold was 20.6%.

Compared to December 2022 ($157,680,102), the state saw more than $11.37 million (7.2%) increase. The gaming proceeds earmarked for education totaled $31,951,003 in December, a solid $4.5 million jump from $27,898,751 in November 2023.

For the calendar year, Missouri casinos tallied just over $1.92 billion in revenue. The fiscal year in the state runs from July to June. There are no Missouri online casinos.

Missouri Casinos Breakdown For December

The Missouri Gaming Commission groups the state’s casinos in three clusters: The St. Louis market, the Kansas City market and all others — which are scattered throughout the state and known collectively as “out market” facilities.

The four St. Louis casinos usually account for about half the state’s revenue collection and that was the case again in December to end the year, with the “Gateway to the West” recording more than $83.5 million. Ameristar St. Charles Casino led the St. Louis market, and the state, at more than $26.6 million in revenue. River City Casino in Lemay had $21.5 million and Hollywood Casino recorded almost $21.3 million.

The Kansas City metro area also has four casinos, with Ameristar Kansas City topping the list for December revenue at $18.6 million, followed by Harrah’s Kansas City ($15.6 million). Of the five casinos considered to be outside of those two markets, Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville led the way with almost $7.8 million.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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