Kansas Gaming Summary
Kansas has a lottery and has casino gaming. All three casinos are owned by the Kansas Lottery and operated by private companies.
In 2007, Kansas Legislature passed Senate Bill 66, extending the Lottery until 2022 and creating the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act authorizing the Lottery, on behalf of the State, to own and operate four destination casinos, with Electronic gaming machines also allowed at three parimutuel racetracks.
Taxes: Since the casinos are state-owned, they are not officailly "taxed," but the revenues are divided as follows:
73% to the casino manager, from whose fees each casino manager is responsible for paying all of its expenses related to the casino, including but not necessarily limited to: contractual payments for the facility itself; utilities; purchase or lease of all gaming machines and equipment on behalf of the State of Kansas; employee expenses; fees for the central computer system and slot management system providers; certain expenses of the Kansas Lottery and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission; taxes; insurance; and, other obligations per law and the manager’s contract with the Kansas Lottery
2% to the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund
3% to local governments (city and county)
Development: In November of 1986, 64 percent of Kansas voters approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of a state lottery. The Kansas Legislature passed the "Kansas Lottery Act" in 1987, and the Kansas Lottery was established. The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce the maximum amount of revenue possible for the State of Kansas while insuring the integrity of all games.
Beneficiaries: The State Gaming Revenues Fund (SGRF) is funded through monthly transfers from the Kansas Lottery. Transfers are then made from the Gaming Fund to funds dedicated to economic development initiatives, prison construction and maintenance projects, local juvenile detention facilities, problem gambling assistance, and the State General Fund.
The first $50 million is divided by a formula which first transfers $80,000 to the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund. Then 85 percent of the balance is transferred to the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, 10 percent to the Correctional Institutions Building Fund, and 5 percent to the Juvenile Detention Facilities Fund. Any receipts in excess of $50 million must be transferred to the State General Fund.
For more information see the Kansas Lottery website.
|Lottery data (fiscal year)|
Total sales is total ticket sales. Prize liability is the total amount of prize money paid back to winners. Net Revenue is the total revenue minus vendor and retailer commissions and prize payouts and operating expenses; it is equal to "operating income." Prize and net revenue percentages are taken from the total revenues.
|Casino data (fiscal year)|
"Adjusted Gross Revenue" is the total gaming revenue generated by all Kansas Casinos. Slot and Table revenue are the revenues generated in those categories, respectively.
|Kansas Gaming Timeline|
1986: Kansas voters approve a constitutional amendment authorizing the creation of a state lottery
1987: The Kansas Lottery is established
1990: The Lottery begins offering Keno on Wednesday and Saturday
2004: Kansas Lottery launches eScratch, the first-of-its-kind interactive online game that lets a player choose from several online games to play before learning if he/she won a prize from a ticket bought in a retail location
2007: The Kansas Legislature passes Senate Bill 66, extending the Lottery until 2022 and creating the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act authorizing the Lottery, on behalf of the State, to own and operate four destination casinos. Electronic gaming machines will also be allowed at three parimutuel racetracks.
2008: Ground was broken for the Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City. Boot Hill is to be the first complex built under the 2007 Kansas Expanded Lottery Act authorizing one casino in each of four areas to generate revenue for the state. A private developer, Butler National Corporation, will build the casino and manage it, but the Kansas Lottery owns the rights to the gambling and the gambling equipment.
2009: Boot Hill Casino, in Dodge City, opens on December 15
2011: Kansas Star Casino, in Mulvane, opens on December 20
2012: Hollywood Casino in Kansas City opens on February 12
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