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DraftKings secures Kansas market access with Boot Hill Casino


DraftKings has entered into a sports betting deal with the manager of Boot Hill Casino, allowing it to enter the Kansas online betting market if legislation permits.

The deal would see DraftKings’ mobile sportsbook become available in the state of Kansas, pending the passage of legislation.

The launch of sports betting in Kansas is reliant on whether Senate Bill 84 passes. The bill was introduced in January this year and initially passed Senate by a vote of 26-12.

In March, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

If the bill becomes law land-based casinos will be allowed to build retail and mobile sportsbooks, which will be regulated by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

“As we continue our quest to expand our mobile sportsbook footprint to every state in the US., we are eager to begin working with Boot Hill Casino & Resort,” said Jeremy Elbaum, senior vice president business development, DraftKings.

“We look forward to the opportunities that lay ahead and remain optimistic that Kansas lawmakers will enact common sense legislation that will benefit the state and its constituents.”

DraftKings currently offers sports wagering products across 18 states, most recently in Connecticut after sports wagering launched in the state in October.

“As manager for Boot Hill Casino & Resort for the Kansas Lottery, we are pleased to work with DraftKings to bring first in class mobile sportsbook to Kansas,” said Clark Stewart, CEO of Boot Hill Casino & Resort.

“DraftKings is a leader in this fast growing industry and will bring a trusted, experienced mobile sports betting application to sports fans in Kansas, when the law allows.”

Butler National Corporation acquired the remaining stake in Boot Hill Casino Manager last month, making it the sole owner of the business.