By Kim Hynes
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
3:50 PM CST, January 13, 2012
The Kansas Star Casino made more than $6 million in profits during the month of December. The numbers were released to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission Friday.
The casino opened to players club members December 22nd and to the public December 26th. Of the money generated, $5.5 million came from slot machines and about $450,000 from table games.
Of that profit, the State of Kansas receives 22% which equals $1.3 million. Problem gaming programs receive 2%, which is about $120,000 so far.
Sumner County, Sedgwick County and the City of Mulvane each receive 1% of the profit. For December that's about $60,000 for each local government. Next week, the Mulvane City Council plans to schedule a special workshop to discuss what to do with gaming revenue.
The casino operator, Peninsula Gaming receives the bulk of the money, 73%. It made $4.3 million during December.
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