Kansas Lottery has granted a sports wagering management contract to Butler National Casino subsidiary Boot Hill Casino & Resort.
It comes after Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that sports betting will begin in the state on September 1.
Earlier this summer, Butler national formed a sports wagering platform agreement with DraftKings and Bally’s in preparation for the launch of legal sports betting in Kansas.
“We’ve been working diligently with our current online wagering platform partners to bring online sports betting to Kansans just as soon as regulators give us the green light,” said Clark Stewart, CEO, Butler National Corporation.
“The approval of the Sports Wagering Management Contract brings us one step closer to that significant achievement.”
The sports wagering management contract allows for the management of sports wagering across Boot Hill Casino as well as three Kansas Lottery-approved sports wagering platforms on interactive channels. The contract will last for five years and dictates that 10% of revenues go to the state.
Ahead of the sports betting launch, DraftKings anticipates a fast platform launch on September 1, the day approved by the Kansas Lottery and the state.
“Our team is focused on the timely launch of the DraftKings mobile platform and the DraftKings retail sports book at Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City,” added Stewart.
“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of sports wagering to our casino guests and to all Kansans.”