Missouri Gaming Summary
The State of Missouri has casino gaming on riverboats, charitable gaming (bingo), and a lottery.
Missouri casino gambling takes place on riverboats, under the auspices of the Missouri Gaming Commission. The Missouri Gaming Commission was established in 1993 by the 87th General Assembly as specified by Chapter 313 RSMo to regulate excursion gambling boats. There are 12 riverboat gaming casinos in Missouri. This industry employs approximately 10,900 people with an annual payroll of approximately $347 million.
Development: The Missouri Lottery was created by the passage of a constitutional amendment on November 6, 1984. Ticket sales began January 20, 1986, with the introduction of a single scratch-off game, Jackpot 86.
Beneficiaries: Approximately 26.4 cents of every dollar spent on the Missouri Lottery benefits Missouri's public education program. Lottery funds help support a variety of programs including the A+ program, Virtual Schools, Special Education Excess Costs, construction of college and university buildings, library acquisitions and educational scholarships. For detaild annual information about appropriations, see this pdf.
For more information see the Missouri Lottery website.
|Casino data (fiscal year)|
Admissions is the total number of entrants to Missouri casinos during the year; Slots is the total number of slots in operation; Slot WPD is the average win per slot per day for the year; Slot Hold is the average hold percentage for all slot machines; Slot Handle is the estimated total slot play (revenue divided by hold%); Tables is the total number of tables in operation; Table WPD is the average win per table per day for the year; Table Hold is the average hold percentage for all slot machines; Table Drop is the estimated total table play (revenue divided by hold%).
|Lottery Data (fiscal year)|
Total revenue is total ticket sales sales plus interest earned on the lottery fund balance and miscellaneous revenue sources . 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.
|Missouri Gaming Timeline|
1984: Missouri Lottery created
1986: Lottery sales begin
1992: Missouri riverboat gambling approved by voters; only poker and blackjack are permited
1994: Missouri Gaming Commission Charitable Games division established
1994: Riverboat gaming begins; the first two casinos to open are the President in St. Louis and the Casino St. Charles, on May 27
1994:On June 22, Argosy-Riverside and St. Jo Frontier Casinos receive licenses
1994: On September 22, Harrah's-North Kansas City receives a gaming license
1995: Casino Aztar (Carruthersville) and Sam's Town (Kansas City) open
1995: Slot machines legalized
1996: Flamingo Hilton (Kansas City) opens (currently Isle of Capri)
1997: Kansas City Station opens (currently Ameristar); Harrah's Maryland Heights opens
2000: Gaming regulations liberalized to remove cruising requirements
2001: Mark Twain Casino (LaGrange) and Isle of Capri-Boonville open
2007: Lumiere Place (St. Louis) opens
2008: $500-per-session loss limit eliminated
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