Missouri's 13 casinos post slight revenue drop in January amid call for crackdown on illegal machines
Missouri's 13 casinos posted $145.4 million in revenue for the month of January. The figure implies a 1.2% drop from the total of $147.3 million reported in January 2021. St. Louis market reported $72.7 million, while the Kansas City market posted $50. 7 million. Ameristar St Charles in St Louis placed first among all venues, delivering $24. 3 million of gaming revenue. Hollywood Casino St., Louis ($18.9 million) and River City Casino in, St, Louis, placed second and third.
Century Casino Cape Girardeau saw its numbers drop 18.5% last month to $5.4 million in gaming revenue. Century Casino Caruthersville also saw admissions down 25% to 47,300 patrons and total gaming revenues dropped 15.9% in January to $3.3 million.
Missouri's 13 cities that have casinos call for a crackdown on "pre-reveal" gambling machines. The debate on the legality of these games has been a long-standing one. They are present in convenience stores, bars and truck stops all across the Show Me State. Torch Electronics claims they are legal because players can find out if they will win the next game before they put any money.