Dodge City Casino Doing Well
KSCB News - February 15, 2010 12:00 am
State officials say they are modestly
optimistic after the first seven weeks of business at the casino in
The state says the Boot Hill Casino & Resort is on pace to make
$39.7 million for the first year.
In total, 100,847 people went to the Boot Hill from its opening
on Dec. 15 through Jan. 31. The casino made $5.1 million in that
period, with $1.1 million of that going to the state.
Kansas Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten says he thinks
things are going well at the casino.
The casino currently employs 260 workers and plans to hire
another 20 people soon.
Under the developer’s proposal, about 600 workers will be hired
after the second phase, which includes a 124-room hotel, is
completed in 2012.