The Missouri Gaming Association says the Missouri casino industry generated $469
million in tax revenue for the state in 2009. This was a 6.5 percent increase
from the previous year.
Mike Winter, the association's executive director, released a statement that
said "Nationwide, casino attendance is down, but in Missouri we've seen an
increase in visitors as people look for entertainment options closer to home."
There were more than 52.8 million visitors to Missouri casinos in 2009.
There was an increase of 904,529 visitors over 2008.
The average spent by each visitor decreased from $69.11 in 2008 to $66.98 in
Missouri casinos pay a 21 percent tax on adjusted gross revenue.
Tax revenues include 19% for the state general revenue fund and 2% for the city
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