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New casino takes in $3.25 million in 8 days

December 29, 2011

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— The new Kansas Star Casino is proving to be a winning bet.

The Kansas Lottery says the casino near Mulvane cashed in $3.25 million in gaming revenue through its first eight days of operation.

The casino opened to the public Monday but the figure includes revenue from a controlled demonstration for regulators and five days of "soft openings" for players' club members.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Monday's public opening brought in nearly $900,000 in gaming revenue. Keith Kocher, gaming facilities director for the lottery, says that exceeded everyone's expectations.

Comments

David Holroyd 2 years, 11 months ago

Lawrence ran off a casino. Wyandotte County gets one.

imastinker 2 years, 11 months ago

Don't worry, it's not much of a drive!!

It's actually closer for me to get to the legends than it is to get to Lawrence. We go to Lawrence a lot less now. It's a shame because I love Lawrence. It's just inconvenient.

ezbreezy 2 years, 11 months ago

$3.25 Million.... Well, I don't want to here any complaining of not being able to afford health insurance, morgages, taxes... Everyone who go to casinos and spend all that money clearly have money to waste, I bet their homes are in foreclosure too. 8 DAYS! people money lost to a game... priorities people...

Richard Heckler 2 years, 11 months ago

There will be no casino time in my schedule. If I am going to blow money the better bet would be on Fiesta Ware from Weaver's. It will retain some value yet as time goes on will appreciate in value.

Casino spending will neither retain some value nor will appreciate in value no matter how much time goes on. Casino spending is simply gone.

Blew $20 in Vegas once and that money is still simply gone.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 11 months ago

In 50 years the new Fiesta Ware will find its place in the world of collectibles perhaps 25 years.

It takes time as with all other collectible merchandise. However Fiesta Ware Dinnerware by Homer Laughlin China Co.does employ 1,100 employees in West Virginia which adds value now in my books.

Dinnerware by Homer Laughlin China Co has been around for quite sometime perhaps longer than anyone posting on this LJW site.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 11 months ago

Getting a little comment spam ad action going there, merrill?

Richard Heckler 2 years, 11 months ago

oneeye_wilbur makes a good point .....

If anyone is inclined to buy "old" Fiesta Ware beware. There is newer posing as old so do some in depth homework.

Love those Fiesta Ware colors. Actually we gave Fiesta Ware for christmas

Richard Heckler 2 years, 11 months ago

"The Kansas Lottery says the casino near Mulvane cashed in $3.25 million in gaming revenue through its first eight days of operation."

How many participants are financially more desperate than when they walked in?

lawupsman 2 years, 11 months ago

$3.25 million in revenue is a polite way for the casino saying that is how much gamblers lost. Know many addicted gamblers and its only going to get worse with casinos popping up at nearly every 100 to 150 miles.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 11 months ago

Just wondering which costs the taxpayers more in the long run; losses due to gambling (along with all the associated costs of lost jobs, lost homes, addiction costs, etc.) or fast foods (with all the health related costs, obesity, etc.)? Or is it cigarettes? Or maybe alcohol?

jhawkinsf 2 years, 11 months ago

That central government you describe is called Moscow.

Bob Forer 2 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful news. The lower class is sucked in to thinking they can win a few bucks so the Koch brothers pay less tax.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 11 months ago

You're assuming the "lower class" can't think. If that's the case, maybe they should each be assigned a case manager who will spend their money for them. The case managers will tell them which healthy foods to eat, where to live, which books to read.
Or we can let the "lower class' live their lives as they see fit. And we can do the same for all the other "classes" as well.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 11 months ago

There is no way "we" can keep a person stupid and poor if they want to rise above that. That may be true in other countries or in other times. But not today and not in the U.S. The opportunities for advancement are too common.
A person born into poverty and ignorance will remain there only if they cooperate. Unless you're saying "we" are somehow better than "them", a notion I find reprehensible.

David Albertson 2 years, 11 months ago

When you go to a casino, you might as well be writing a check to the 1%. You are not going to come out of there with more money than you entered with. Why does everyone that gambles think that somehow they have an "edge" and can beat the casino? It's not going to happen. Casinos are simply a tool to move money from the common mans pockets in to the fat cats pockets. Period.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 11 months ago

To the barricades, bart! Bills and bows!

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