With the pending Kansas state sports betting legislation, Boot Hill Casino is committed, as a manager on behalf of the Kansas Lottery, to timely and effectively implement "Bally Bet," Bally's mobile sportsbook, to provide Kansas sports fans access to sports betting upon enactment of the legislation. Bally's expects that its media partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which provides it with access to integrate content into Sinclair's portfolio of 19 regional sports networks, will also attract sports fans in neighboring states to the Kansas mobile sportsbook.
All gaming in Kansas is owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery. The arrangement, as required by law, would license, transfer or lease the necessary Bally's mobile sportsbook elements to the Lottery to offer Kansas sports fans a premium sports betting platform.
With the ability to offer mobile sports betting in Kansas, Bally's national presence would expand into its 14th state, including CO, DE, IA, IN, IL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NJ, NV, PA, RI, and VA. Notably, Kansas represents the third state where Bally's does not maintain a land-based casino and would establish its market presence through Bally's online platform.
George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bally's Corporation, said, "We are extremely excited to work with Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Kansas. This relationship, which marks the 14th state in which customers can access our omnichannel platform, provides a significant opportunity for Bally's to enter into yet another attractive mobile sports betting market. With the approval of pending sports betting legislation in the state, we can't wait for Kansas sports fans to engage in our best-in-class online sports betting offerings."
"This is an exciting time in Kansas gaming history, and as a manager for the Kansas Lottery, we are thrilled to embark on this pivotal endeavor with Bally's," said Clark Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of Boot Hill Casino & Resort. "Bally's has demonstrated impressive growth and has an outstanding operating track record. We are confident that bringing Bally's diverse and interactive suite of online sports betting solutions to the Boot Hill Casino will significantly enhance the gaming experience for Kansas sports fans."