Kansas' first state-owned casino in Dodge
City is expected to open quietly on Tuesday.
Regulators planned to allow customers into the Boot Hill Casino
and Resort, but a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony won't
be until Wednesday, when Gov. Mark Parkinson pays a visit.
It's the first of four state-owned casinos authorized by a 2007
law. Olathe-based Butler National Corp. committed nearly $90
million to its construction. The casino floor has more than 580
slot machines and 12 tables for games such as blackjack.
While Butler National will manage the casino, the Kansas Lottery
actually is the legal owner. Kansas is the only state with such an
arrangement for a casino.