TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane is continuing to easily exceed revenue projections.
The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that entering September, the casino generated $129.5 million since it opened in mid-December 2011. It has been averaging more than $15 million a month. The lottery owns and operates the casino's games.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Sg9YGj ) if that pace continues, the casino will bring in more than $180 million this year. In 2010, consultants predicted the casino would generate $159.1 million in 2012.
The revenue numbers are expected to increase when the Kansas Star's permanent casino opens early next year. It will include more slot machines, gaming tables, and food services. The permanent casino is scheduled to open in January, but casino officials say it could open sooner.
Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com