Kansas Crossing casino in Pittsburgh, southeast Kansas is cutting down on staff and shortening its table games operation time after it is failing to generate the expected revenue.
The Pittsburgh casino was expected to earn $3 million a month, as per the reports. However, in its four months of operations, the casino could manage to rake in between $2 to $2.4 million every month.
According to the General Manager, Doug Fisher, the casino has shortened its hours of operations to reflect customer interest and has dismissed 10 of its employees out of a staff of 400 members.
According to the director of the gaming facilities with the Kansas lottery, it is very usual to observe revenue drop for the casino during summers, since the regular customers are on vacation.
The officials are not worried, despite the revenue being not as it was expected and they believe the casino will do better once the casino finds its niche. They said they’re not concerned about the high revenues at this stage, as something is better than nothing.
The state receives more than 20% in tax on the revenue from the casino.