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Missouri Gaming Summary
Background

The State of Missouri has casino gaming on riverboats, charitable gaming (bingo), and a lottery.

Casinos

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.

Lottery

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)

 

Year
Admissions
Slots
Slot Revenue
Slot WPD
Slot Hold
Slot Handle
AGR

2000

48,522,933

15,074

796,722,866

144.41

5.73%

13,904,413,019

977,606,088

2001

47,085,850

15,058

886,987,268

161.38

6.16%

14,399,143,961

1,049,044,142

2002

48,849,973

15,733

1,050,598,664

182.95

6.65%

15,798,476,150

1,212,126,427

2003

51,165,666

17,153

1,138,227,103

181.80

6.92%

16,448,368,540

1,304,985,115

2004

52,833,684

17,495

1,232,226,223

192.44

7.30%

16,879,811,274

1,403,983,910

2005

54,294,722

17,572

1,326,411,874

206.81

7.58%

17,498,837,388

1,509,448,829

2006

53,887,682

17,986

1,395,915,885

212.63

8.02%

17,405,434,975

1,570,273,684

2007

51,184,970

17,720

1,423,072,448

220.02

8.40%

16,941,338,667

1,599,773,067

2008

50,692,985

18,773

1,461,655,271

212.73

8.77%

16,666,536,727

1,636,394,349

2009

52,335,276

19,361

1,512,666,582

214.05

8.98%

16,844,839,443

1,703,586,092

2010

53,779,650

19,836

1,547,638,392

213.76

9.06%

17,082,101,457

1,748,335,719

2011

54,744,266

19,878

1,594,505,826

219.77

9.12%

17,483,616,513

1,806,631,671

2012 51,634,580 18,524 1,586,975,743 225.15 9.27% 16,925,304 1,795,206,631

2013

48,893,953

19,164

-

229

-

15,758,739

1,744,767,104

2014

44,843,034

18,560

-

295

-

15,368,175

1,662,476,829

2015

43,838,862

18,126

-

300

-

15,549,576

1,682,084,675

2016

42,509,915

17,648

-

327

-

16364269

1,713,132,716

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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 Revenues
Prize Liabilties
Prize %
Net Revenue
Net %
2002
585,804,295
353,075,456
60.27%
152,505,958
26.03%
2003
708,587,121
434,559,460
61.33%
186,300,297
26.29%
2004
791,792,750
484,827,462
61.23%
216,687,293
27.37%
2005
785,938,589
487,925,882
62.08%
210,240,372
26.75%
2006
913,686,018
572,767,960
62.69%
247,801,297
27.12%
2007
934,270,658
595,022,614
63.69%
246,118,008
26.34%
2008
996,142,310
641,123,508
64.36%
255,946,702
25.69%
2009
969,048,272
629,276,635
64.94%
243,117,728
25.09%
2010
971,914,899
628,057,994
64.62%
247,040,534
25.42%
2011
1,001,201,592
639,010,195
63.82%
255,130,572
25.48%
2012
1,098,722,151
722,079,619
65.72%
263,111,780
23.95%
2013
1,141,539,213
752,964,849
65.96%
265,196,698
23.23%
2014 1,157,143,115 766,226,926 66.22% 262,952,588 23.23%
2015 1,127,815,337 755,428,901 66.98% 254,336,801 23.23%
2016 1,315,828,828 888,861,166 67.55% 290,809,875 23.23%

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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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