DraftKings-owned Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has secured market access in the state of Kansas by entering a partnership with Butler National Corporation, operator of the Boot Hill Casino & Resort.

Under the deal, which is subject to the receipt of licenses and regulatory approvals, GNOG will roll out its online sportsbook in Kansas, allowing players across the state to place bets on sports.

New laws in the state will allow land-based casinos each to contract with three sports wagering platform providers, as well as offer sports betting through a retail sportsbook.

Butler National Corporation president and chief executive Clark Stewart said the aim for the operator is to launch sports betting in some form by September 1, the date which licensed casinos can begin accepting wagers.

“GNOG is a recognised and established brand within the gaming industry,” Stewart said. “We’re thrilled our customers may soon experience all the excitement that online sports betting has to offer with this popular platform.

“In addition, we’re excited for DraftKings, as the parent company of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, to be able to bring Kansans a seamless, safe and premium sports betting experience through its GNOG-branded sportsbook, subject to receipt of requisite regulatory approvals.”

Alongside Boot Hill, the Kansas Star Casino, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel have all been cleared to launch sports betting from 1 September.

Tribal casinos are also working to align on compacts with the state for sports wagering, with these casinos to be authorised to launch as soon as agreements are reached.

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