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Butler National announces ground-breaking at Boot Hill Casino
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 1:05:03 PM
OLATHE, Kansas--Butler National announces it will hold the official ground breaking at Boot Hill Casino and Resort in Dodge City, Kansas on Monday, December 22, 2008.
Clark Stewart, President and CEO of Butler National said, "We are very excited to be breaking ground for the first state owned casino in Kansas. Ford County and Dodge City have the Old West heritage of buffalo hunts, cattle drives, gambling halls and gunfights. Kansas is a history filled and exciting region of the United States. We are all dedicated to creating and providing an exceptional gaming and resort experience to pass on this heritage to our future guests. We welcome everyone to this milestone event in the history of Kansas.
"We thank the Boot Hill team and everyone responsible for supporting and allowing this economic development in Western Kansas."
The new Boot Hill Casino and Resort is designed to enhance and re-create the world famous 1870-1880's experience at the historic Boot Hill destination in Dodge City, Kansas. Estimates by a State of Kansas research study of casino revenue in the Dodge City destination market, range from $40 million to $60 million per year. Phase I of the development will require an investment of approximately $45 million and is planned to open in early December 2009. Phase II of the development is planned to be complete in 38 months and will cost an expected additional $42.5 million for a total of approximately $87.5 million. The Boot Hill Casino and Resort will be a significant economic stimulus for Dodge City, Southwest Kansas, and the entire State of Kansas.
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