Governor Mark Parkinson and Senate President Stephen Morris to Cut Ribbon on $90 Million Casino Development Project in Dodge City
Butler National Corporation (OTC:BUKS) (BULLETIN BOARD: BUKS) a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces Boot Hill Casino & Resort to Host Grand Opening.
New jobs and new opportunities are coming to Kansas with the opening of a new first-class tourist attraction, the Dodge City Boot Hill Casino & Resort.
“Even with today’s economic challenges, Kansas has much to be proud of and much to look forward to,” said Governor Mark Parkinson. “This world-class facility will bring business to Kansas while creating much needed jobs and resources for the state. The Dodge City Boot Hill Casino & Resort will be a destination not just for our own citizens, but for visitors from across the country.”
“I have been looking forward to our grand opening day for quite some time and appreciate the dedication and efforts of the design and construction teams that have completed the first phase of the development project. I am proud of our ‘Day 1’ employees who have been working so hard over the past months to be sure all facets of the property are operational and ready for the grand opening,” said Clark Stewart, President and CEO of Butler National Corporation. “We are excited about the growth and opportunity that this project represents to the residents of Southwest Kansas, and believe that we are creating a world-class destination resort that will bring renewed life to the captivating history of Dodge City. Upon completion of Phase II, we will have a full resort destination that offers a unique yet traditional experience for both the tourism and business communities alike.”
Grand Opening festivities and a Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place on December 16th, officially opening the first phase of the two phase project. Officials attending the event include Governor Mark Parkinson, Senate President Stephen Morris, Ed Van Petten Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery, Carol Sader, Chairman of the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, Clark Stewart, President and CEO of Butler National Corporation, Kim Goodnight, Chairman, 2nd District Commissioner, Rick Sowers, Mayor of Dodge City, KS and Michael Weece, Chairman of the Board, Dodge City Chamber of Commerce.
Upon successful completion of the control play day and the approval to open the casino by the Kansas Lottery and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission, the casino will be open to the public.
Featured attractions will be 584 electronic gaming machines, 12 table games, a 150 seat casual dining restaurant known as Firesides at Boot Hill , The Saloon for casual cocktails and a variety of imported and domestic draft beers, a snack bar for light fare on the go and a retail gift shop, Phase I of the project will be complete. Bringing the intrigue and excitement of the 1880’s Old West tradition to life, the project will mean significant economic growth for the region.
Phase II of the Boot Hill Casino & Resort project, scheduled for completion in February 2012, will see the addition of a 124 guest room hotel, indoor pool, 3,000 square foot salon and spa facility, a 20,000 square foot conference and entertainment facility, 15,000 square feet of additional gaming space and additional dining.