Dodge City’s Boot Hill Casino has announced the last of its three Kansas sports betting skins, as the Golden Nugget will become the operator’s final wagering partner.
The pact, which was announced in a Boot Hill press release Thursday, allows Golden Nugget to join DraftKings Kansas and Bally Bet as the facility’s three mobile sports betting partners.
Golden Nugget is a subsidiary of DraftKings Sportsbook, meaning the two will be able to easily interact as partners with the west Kansas facility.
The best Kansas sportsbooks are scheduled for a soft launch Sept. 1 with a goal of having any issues resolved when the NFL kicks off its regular season Sept. 8.
Clark D. Stewart, who serves as the president, CEO, and director of Butler National Corporation, which runs Boot Hill Casino, said in a press release the casino’s decision to partner with both of DraftKings’ sportsbook products comes from their longstanding commitment to responsible gaming in the markets they serve.
"Golden Nugget Online Gaming is a recognized and established brand within the gaming industry,” Stewart said in the press release. “We're thrilled our customers may soon experience all the excitement that online sports betting has to offer with this popular platform. In addition, we're excited for DraftKings, as the parent company of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, to be able to bring Kansans a seamless, safe and premium sports betting experience through its Golden Nugget Online Gaming branded sportsbook, subject to receipt of requisite regulatory approvals."
Once betting does go live in the state, BetKansas.com will have all the Kansas sportsbook promos.
When Will Boot Hill Casino Get Sports Betting Live?
The stated goal of Stewart and his team at Butler National is to have the trio of Kansas sportsbooks at Boot Hill live by the Sunflower State’s Sept. 1 “soft launch.”
Much of that will depend on how long it takes the Kansas Lottery and Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, who are jointly overseeing the rollout of wagering in the state, to approve Boot Hill’s wagering licenses for Kansas betting apps, Stewart added.
"We are working diligently with regulators to bring sports betting to Kansans by September 1, 2022,” Stewart said in the press release. “We're pleased with the regulatory efforts by the State of Kansas to implement sports wagering in Kansas.”
As of now, we know nine national operators who will be active in Kansas. Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway has pacts with Barstool Sportsbook Kansas and FoxBet.
Pittsburg’s Kansas Crossing Casino has announced a deal with Caesars Sportsbook and PointsBet, while Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane will link up with BetMGM Kansas and FanDuel Sportsbook Kansas.
As the launch date nears, DraftKings Kansas and FanDuel Sportsbook Kansas have rolled out early sign-up deals. The current BetMGM Kansas bonus code offer includes $200 in free bets with no deposit required upon signing up.
It's expected a Caesars Sportsbook Kansas promo code for early sign up will follow soon.
Kansas’ tribal casinos will also be able to provide sports betting once their compacts have been amended by the U.S. Department of the Interior and approved by regulators in Kansas.
“Tribal casinos are also working to align on contracts with the State of Kansas for sports wagering,” the Kansas Lottery has said in a news release. “These casinos will be authorized to launch as soon as they are ready.”