Good start for Kansas casino
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, said 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 said 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 a $362,801 distribution.
The Hutchinson News reported that Jane Longmeyer, spokeswoman for Dodge City, said the money in the city will be used for infrastructure improvements.