New Boot Hill Casino and Resort coming to Dodge City, Kansas

OLATHE, Kan. , Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Butler National Corporation, a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary Butler National Service Corporation entered into an agreement with BCH Development, L.C., a Topeka, Kansas based development company to immediately begin construction of Phase I of the Boot Hill Casino and Resort. Phase I of the casino is being constructed in accordance with the overall conceptual plans provided to and approved by the Kansas Lottery Commission, the Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

On December 8, 2008 , Butler National Corporation reported the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission approved the contract and the results of the background investigation of its wholly-owned subsidiary Butler National Service Corporation to develop and manage a casino in the Southwest Gaming Zone located in Dodge City, Kansas . These actions cleared the project to begin in Dodge City .

The new Boot Hill Casino and Resort is designed to enhance and re-create the world famous 1870-1880's experience at the historic Boot Hill destination in Dodge City, Kansas . Estimates by a State of Kansas research study of casino revenue in the Dodge City destination market, range from $40 million to $60 million per year. Phase I of the development will require an investment of approximately $45 million and is planned to open in early December 2009 . Phase II of the development is planned to be complete in 38 months and will cost an expected additional $42.5 million for a total of approximately $87.5 million. The Boot Hill Casino and Resort will be a significant economic stimulus for Dodge City , Southwest Kansas , and the entire State of Kansas .

Clark Stewart , President and CEO of Butler National Corporation said, "We are proud to have BCH Development, L.C., another Kansas based company, as the developer of the land associated with Boot Hill Casino and Resort. We are excited to be able to begin work on Phase I of the Boot Hill Casino and Resort. We are moving forward with the development of a first class destination casino and resort in Dodge City and expect to break ground in 2008."

About Butler National Corp:

Butler National Corporation operates in the Aerospace and Services business segments. The Aerospace segment focuses on the manufacturing of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft including the Butler National TSD for the Boeing 737 and 747 Classic aircraft, switching equipment for Boeing/Douglas Aircraft, weapon control systems for Boeing Helicopter and performance enhancement structural modifications for Learjet, Cessna, Dassault and Hawker/Beechcraft business aircraft. Services include electronic monitoring of water pumping stations, temporary employee services, Indian gaming services and administrative management services.