DraftKings enters Kansas market with Boot Hill Casino deal
Under the contract’s provisions, Kansas citizens will be able to utilize DraftKings’ mobile casino once the law permits it. The bill was introduced in January and approved by a vote of 26 to 12 in the Senate. Whether or not Kansas residents will be eligible to participate in sports gambling will be determined by the passing of Senate Bill 84.
The petition was delivered to the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs in March. If the law passes, land-based casinos will be authorized to create commercial and digital casinos, which the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission will oversee.
Clark Stewart, Boot Hill Casino & Resort CEO, expressed his excitement about collaborating with DraftKings to provide Kansas residents with a world-class mobile sportsbook. He went on, saying:
“DraftKings is a dominant player in this rapidly evolving industry, and once the law permits, we will deliver a trustworthy, professional mobile sports betting app to Kansas sports lovers.”
Last month, Butler National Corporation purchased the remaining portion in Boot Hill Casino Manager, making it its sole owner.
Jeremy Elbaum, DraftKings’ senior vice president of business development, expressed excitement about partnering with Boot Hill Casino & Resort, pursuing the goal of extending the company’s mobile sportsbook presence to each and every state in the United States. He continued:
“We are excited about the opportunities coming and hold out hope that Kansas legislators will pass common-sense laws which will assist the state and its citizens.”
Currently, 18 states experience DraftKings’ sports gambling offerings. The latest state where DraftKings offered its products is Connecticut, which launched in October.