Kansas led nation in growth in gambling revenue

Casino gaming revenue grew faster in Kansas last year than in any other state in the nation, according to a report by the American Gaming Association. Kansas gambling revenue in 2012 was $341 million, a whopping 603.7 percent increase from $48 million in 2011. The big reason for the spike was the opening of the Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane. The casino is still pulling in money, earning $17.2 million in gambling revenue in April (though that’s down from the record $19 million it earned in March).