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Kansas Gaming Summary

Background

Kansas has a lottery and has casino gaming. All three casinos are owned by the Kansas Lottery and operated by private companies.

Casino Gaming

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)

 

Lottery

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)
Year
Total Sales
Prize Liabilities
Prize %
Net Revenue
Net %
1988
65,804,532
30,123,006
45.78%
11,343,321
17.24%
1989
68,188,022
33,755,427
49.50%
24,500,950
35.93%
1990
64,530,640
28,941,942
44.85%
19,259,917
29.85%
1991
70,206,003
32,800,224
46.72%
19,453,470
27.71%
1992
77,147,506
37,304,320
48.35%
27,147,019
35.19%
1993
114,499,165
58,865,299
51.41%
32,629,372
28.50%
1994
152,292,802
79,390,419
52.13%
47,888,013
31.44%
1995
177,074,245
92,074,812
52.00%
53,246,818
30.07%
1996
182,113,628
96,088,069
52.76%
58,114,547
31.91%
1997
185,356,681
99,351,785
53.60%
56,658,134
30.57%
1998
192,017,310
101,688,863
52.96%
60,304,388
31.41%
1999
198,920,985
107,079,089
53.83%
59,333,464
29.83%
2000
192,560,800
104,377,074
54.20%
59,646,911
30.98%
2001
184,727,159
97,938,088
53.02%
56,535,258
30.60%
2002
190,083,880
98,963,631
52.06%
60,494,603
31.83%
2003
202,942,874
107,660,534
53.05%
62,500,000
30.80%
2004
224,457,166
120,775,874
53.81%
70,217,944
31.28%
2005
206,720,771
112,554,879
54.45%
65,409,441
31.64%
2006
236,045,945
131,004,556
55.50%
67,088,609
28.42%
2007
239,955,044
133,975,947
55.83%
71,016,098
29.60%
2008
236,667,471
132,970,457
56.18%
70,046,954
29.60%
2009
230,505,668
130,911,165
56.79%
69,026,898
29.95%
2010
235,414,168
132,427,895
56.25%
69,026,898
29.32%
2011
232,372,510
132,332,017
56.95%
70,010,541
30.13%
2012
246,144,512
138,903,876
56.43%
72,000,000
29.25%
2013
244,764,848
138,554,999
56.61%
74,500,000
30.44%

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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)
Year
Adjusted Gross Revenue
Slot Revenue
Table Revenue
2010
20,494,424
17,533,399
2,961,025
2011
40,055,280
33,640,213
6,412,944
2012
197,356,827
168,045,697
29,311,131
2013
360,534,391
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"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.

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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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