BUTLER NATIONAL CASINO SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCES ITS LAUNCH OF MOBILE SPORTS BETTING IN KANSAS
- Boot Hill Casino & Resort will begin taking online bets through the sportsbook platform DraftKings -
OLATHE, Kan., Sept. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTCQB: BUKS), through its wholly-owned subsidiary that manages Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City, Kansas, will launch online mobile sports betting through its online platform partner, DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG), today.
Boot Hill Casino & Resort also plans to accept sports wagers onsite and anticipates unveiling its new on-site sportsbook soon.
Butler National previously announced sports wagering platform agreements with DraftKings, Bally's Corporation and most recently, Golden Nugget Online Gaming.
The launch will correspond with college football season and ahead of the start of the 2022 NFL season. "We're excited to be a part of the launch of sports betting in the State of Kansas. Kansans can now access the latest betting markets as well as bet on local teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats and Sporting KC," said Clark Stewart, President and CEO of Butler National Corporation. "We'd especially like to thank the Boot Hill Casino & Resort team, DraftKings, the Kansas Lottery and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission for all their efforts. The outstanding teamwork of these groups has allowed Kansans the opportunity to wager on the upcoming football season."
Upon the launch of sports wagering in Kansas, anyone legally permitted within the geographical boundaries of Kansas will be able to place bets directly from their mobile devices or computers by accessing a participating sports book or visiting a lottery gaming facility.
"Today is an exciting day in the State of Kansas as we look to increase tourism and revenue for the State of Kansas and Dodge City," said Stewart.
About Butler National Corporation:
Butler National Corporation has been a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry for more than 25 years. Following the enactment of the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), Butler National competed for a contract to manage a Lottery Gaming Facility for the State of Kansas. In 2008, Butler National Service Corporation (a Butler National Corporation subsidiary) proposed and was awarded a contract to manage the Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City. When Boot Hill Casino opened in 2009, it was the first state-owned and operated casino in Kansas. In addition to its gaming division, Butler National manufactures, sells and services support systems for private, commercial and military aircraft.
About Boot Hill Casino & Resort:
Boot Hill Casino & Resort, managed by BHCMC, LLC and Butler National Service Corporation, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Butler National Corporation (OTCQB: BUKS), features over 500 electronic gaming machines, 14 table games, and a 150-seat casual dining restaurant known as Firesides at Boot Hill.
The $90 million Boot Hill Casino project opened in December 2009. The lottery facility games at Boot Hill Casino & Resort are owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission provides regulatory oversight for the casino. Sports wagering is owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. For more information about Boot Hill Casino & Resort, please visit us at www.boothillcasino.com, or call us at 1.877.906.0777.
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