After eight months, the first
state-owned casino in Kansas appears to be playing a winning hand.
Ed Van Petten, executive director of the Kansas Lottery, says
lottery officials are somewhat amazed by the popularity of the Boot
Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City.
As of July, total revenue at the casino has been just over $24
million. Van Petten says that puts the casino on track to meet its
first-year goal of $39.7 million.
The revenue has meant Dodge City and Ford County each have
received $362,801 distribution.
Jane Longmeyer, spokeswoman for
Dodge City, says the money in the city will be used for