Customers will be able to place wagers on a variety of athletic events at the DraftKings retail sportsbook, located within the Boot Hill Casino & Resort, while taking advantage of the wider casino's amenities.
Diane Giardine, General Manager for Boot Hill Casino & Resort, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the new DraftKings retail sportsbook.
"This is the place to be for sports fans, where you can watch your favourite games while enjoying a comfortable and entertaining atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming sports fans and creating unforgettable experiences for them.”
A two-day celebration at Boot Hill Casino & Resort was held in honour of the new sportsbook's opening by DraftKings and Butler National. A meet-and-greet session with Mike Golic Jr. was also held.
The events featured former Kansas City Chiefs players Neil Smith, Brian Goolsby, a former Kansas State football player, and Mitch Lightfoot, a former University of Kansas men's basketball player.
Michael Kibort, Senior Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings, said: “It’s exciting to see our shared vision of bringing DraftKings’ innovative mobile app to life with an in-person experience at our new DraftKings retail sportsbook located at Boot Hill Casino & Resort.”
Chris Reedy, Butler National Corporation COO, said: “We appreciate the efforts of the Kansas legislators, administration and regulators for timely bringing this opportunity to Kansans.
"Consistent with our commitment to the Lottery, we believe that the DraftKings retail sportsbook will further promote tourism and travel to Western Kansas.”