Daily Archives: Dec. 2, 2009

Dodge City casino set to open in mid-December

interior1The Boot Hill Casino and Resort in Dodge City is scheduled to open in the middle of the month, developers said Wednesday.

They have an exact date in mind for the opening, but are waiting for a few minor details to be worked out before announcing it, they said.

Construction on the facility has been completed and a temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued.

The Boot Hill facility will open with a $48 million first phase that includes 584 slot machines and 12 table games.

The slot machines are being certified on the gaming floor, and the table game set-up is being completed.

Boot Hill also has a restaurant, saloon, snack bar and gift shop.

The facility will be the first of three proposed state-owned casinos to open.

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County votes to institute home rule at Intrust Bank Arena

To get around the need for city licenses to serve liquor and allow merchants to sell concert T-shirts and other souvenirs at Intrust Bank Arena, Sedgwick County commissioners today approved a resolution instituting home rule within the boundaries of the downtown venue.

The arena, set to open next month, still will have to have a state liquor license, which assistant county manager Ron Holt said already had been acquired.

The Wichita City Council will consider a resolution allowing the home rule next week, and if approved, the county will adopt the plan.

The setup will be similar to how the city treats Century II.