The Missouri Gaming Commission revealed casinos made $163,329,307 in revenue for December.
US.- Casinos in Missouri earned $163,329,307 in December, up 7.6 per cent from $151.8m posted in November.
December was the best month for the state’s casinos since July when their adjusted gross revenue (AGR) was $167.4m.
According to the Missouri Gaming Commission, December’s numbers look better compared to the same period last year.
Revenue was also up 21.8 per cent year-on-year from $134.1m to $163.3m.
Halfway through the fiscal year, from July to June, the increase was nearly the same.
So far in fiscal 2021-22, Missouri casinos have recorded an Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of $949.3m, which is 21.9 per cent higher than the $779m in fiscal 2020-21 through December 2020.
Ameristar St. Charles topped Missouri’s 13 commercial casinos with $27.25m in December.
River City came in second with $21.88m and Hollywood Casino third with $20.35m.
Statewide, slot machines took in $140.3m in adjusted gross gaming revenue and table games $22.7m.
Sports betting in the state
Lawmakers in Missouri continue pushing for online sports betting in the state, but the legislature has yet to pass a bill legalising the activity.
The states of Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee and Arkansas all have some form of sports betting, and the trend is growing nationwide.
The state’s four professional sports teams – the Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and St. Louis City FC – have backed a series of initiatives aimed at getting Missouri sports betting on the ballot.