Dodge City’s Boot Hill Casino & Resort has struck deals with DraftKings and Bally’s Corporation to bring their online sportsbook to Kansas.
Last week Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation legalizing sports betting across the state of Sunflower, and the operator of Boot Hill, a wholly owned subsidiary of Butler National Corporation, is gearing up for launch day.
Under the new Sunflower State legislation, Boot Hill can sign up to three sportsbook operators, of which Butler has now found two.
Although it will likely be some time before Kansans can place bets, when that day comes, Butler’s subsidiary, and by extension Boot Hill Casino, will be offering online sports betting with DraftKings and Bally’s.
“We’re hoping to try to bring mobile sports betting to Kansans by football season,” said Clark Stewart, CEO of Butler National Corporation.
“Kansans should be proud of the collaborative efforts of the Kansas legislature, our governor, government agencies and private companies like Butler National Corporation to bring legalized sports betting to Kansas.”
Commenting on their deal, Griffin Finan of DraftKings, Vice President Government Affairs, Associate General Counsel, said: “With the passage of mobile sports betting legislation in Kansas, DraftKings is excited at the opportunity to enter the state pending licenses and regulatory approvals.
“Together with Boot Hill Casino & Resort, we look forward to connecting with Kansans and providing them with a premium sports betting experience.”
In addition to online betting, Boot Hill is permitted to offer retail sports betting at its Dodge City property, which it expects to start taking bets as early as this fall.
Stewart added, “Our goal remains to increase tourism and revenue for the state of Kansas. Sports betting at Boot Hill Casino will give guests another exciting reason to visit Dodge City.”
This news comes shortly after Boyd Gaming decided to sue the state of Kansas over a provision in its new sports betting law.