Boot Hill Casino & Resort opening shows promise

Feb 16, 2010 2:43 AM
Industry Insider by Ray Poirier |

The first casino to be opened under the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act – Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City – showed promise during its first six weeks of operation.

Butler National Corporation (BUKS) reported that from Dec. 15 to Jan. 31 the modestly-built facility had gaming revenue of $5.1 million. Of that amount, $1.1 million was turned over to the state while another $250,000 was paid to the city and state treasuries.

The management fee paid to Butler National amounted to $3.7 million, or approximately 73 percent.

Butler National says it has directed its marketing efforts to out-of-state patrons, building a database and emphasizing customer service.

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