Pittsburgh City officials and community leaders says that they are happy with their partnership with Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel, even though the casino fell short of its projected gaming revenues.
In 2018, the business made $34.3 Million, According to officials with Kansas Racing and gaming commission, which is $12.9 million or 27 percent short its original goal.
“I don’t care what projections they had when they were bidding against the other competitors because I’m pretty sure everyone had their pencil out and were dialing out the best number they could come with,” Daron Hall, Pittsburgh City Manager, said last week. “For us its the simple matter of seeing how they opened and then what they are trending now. Their trending is up considerably from month to month, year to year.”
Kansas Crossing also said they would provide 300 jobs once in operation, employment is more than 275, said Ryan Stewart, the Casino’s Marketing Director.
“Year over year, KCC’s revenue have shown steady increases, both our ownership and Lottery are pleased with our growth,” Stewart said In an email to the globe.
Kris Mengarelli, executive director of CTEC, said the Center receives $400,000 a year. The education center could also potentially earn more, if 1 percent of the Casino’s gross income reaches more than $100,000.