Butler National Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary that manages Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City, Kansas, has entered into an agreement with DraftKings and Bally’s Corporation to provide sports wagering in Kansas. When sports wagering is launched in Kansas, anyone of legal betting age within the geographical boundaries of Kansas can place bets directly from their mobile devices or computers by accessing a participating sports book or by visiting a lottery gaming facility.
Butler National is a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry and leader in special mission aircraft modifications. As the Boot Hill Casino manager for the State, the new sports betting law provides that the Butler National subsidiary may, subject to regulatory approvals, contract with up to three sports wagering platform providers in addition to offering sports wagering at a retail sports book in the Boot Hill Casino facility located in Dodge City.
“We worked diligently to find partners that would bring Kansans a seamless, safe and premium sports betting experience. We are ready to work with DraftKings and Bally’s to make sports wagering available in Kansas,” Clark Stewart, CEO of Butler National Corporation, said.
On Thursday, May 12, Governor Laura Kelly signed into law a bill that authorizes sports betting in Kansas. The sports wagering law becomes effective July 1, 2022.
“We are hopeful to try to bring mobile sports betting to Kansans by football season. Kansans should be proud of the cooperative efforts by Kansas Legislators, our Governor, government agencies and private businesses, like Butler National Corporation, to bring legalized sports betting to Kansas,” Stewart said.
“With the passage of mobile sports betting legislation in Kansas, DraftKings is excited for the opportunity to enter the state pending licensure and regulatory approvals. Together with Boot Hill Casino & Resort, we look forward to engaging with Kansans and providing them with a world-class sports betting experience,” said Griffin Finan, Vice President Government Affairs, Associate General Counsel, DraftKings.
Bally Sports brings a robust, interactive suite of sports betting solutions. Kansas City fans will recognize Bally Sports as their go-to station to watch their favorite baseball teams. “Kansans’ sports betting experience will be significantly enhanced by our partnership with Bally Sports,” indicates Stewart.
“We are pleased that Kansas has now legalized sports betting, joining an increasing number of states across the nation. We look forward to working with our partners at Boot Hill Casino & Resort to bring the Bally’s online gaming experience to Kansans,” said Adi Dhandhania, Chief Operating Officer of North America for Bally’s Interactive, the division that manages the company’s online gaming products.
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