- DraftKings has announced a mobile sports betting deal with Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Kansas to provide their sportsbook services once the industry becomes legal in Kansas.
- Kansas has not yet legalized or regulated the sports betting industry, with nearly 10 bills being introduced but all failing to pass in the state’s legislative chamber.
TOPEKA, Kan. – DraftKings has announced a mobile sports betting deal with BHCMC LLC, a subsidiary of Butler National Corporation and manager of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, opening the door for the sportsbook to offer their services in Kansas once the industry is regulated.
Kansas has not yet passed any legislation to regulate sports betting in KS, though positive outcomes throughout the country and an increasingly positive public perception from constituents make future legislation very likely.
Kansas has introduced nearly 10 separate bills that would regulate the industry in different ways, though none of these gained enough traction to pass, Most died in committee.
Legislators and activists remain hopeful that a new bill could be introduced and passed in legislative sessions in the near future.
DraftKings Looks To Expand Sports Betting Empire
DraftKings currently has a sportsbook presence in 14 states, including nearby Colorado and Iowa.
“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 of Business Development at 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.”
CEO of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, Clark Stewart, was also excited about the new deal, saying:
“As manager for Boot Hill Casino & Resort for the Kansas Lottery, we are pleased to work with DraftKings to bring a first-in-class mobile sportsbook to Kansas. 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.”
DraftKings has had a big month across the country, with a permanent retail location at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut opening for business and the company helping report record sports betting handles across several states.
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