Butler National Corporation will launch its online mobile sports betting via its partnership with online platform partner DraftKings.
Launched via its subsidiary that manages Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City, Kansas, the property plans to accept sports wagers onsite, as well as a soon-to-launch sportsbook on-site.
Clark Stewart, President and CEO of Butler National Corporation, explained: “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.
“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 the state 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,” added Stewart.
Towards the back end of August, Butler National inked a deal with Golden Nugget Online Gaming to bring the latter’s online interactive sportsbook to Kansas.
Subject to receipt of licences and regulatory approvals, the new sports betting law allows Butler National’s subsidiary to contract with three sports wagering platform providers, in addition to offering sports wagering at a retail sportsbook in the Boot Hill Casino.