DraftKings Inc has announced a mobile sports betting deal with BHCMC LLC, a subsidiary of Butler National Corporation, manager of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, paving the way for the sportsbook to enter the state of Kansas.
Subject to sports betting legislation and regulations being adopted in Kansas, and the receipt of all applicable licenses and approvals, the deal will see DraftKings enter a new market, bringing its mobile sportsbook to sports fans in the Sunflower State.
Jeremy Elbaum, SVP Business Development, DraftKings, commented: “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.
“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.”
Clark Stewart, CEO of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, added: “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.
“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.”
Earlier this month, DraftKings opened a permanent sportsbook at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, replacing the temporary location that premiered in September.